Subject: Re: gcc4.0
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/02/2005 08:17:39
On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 04:53:22PM +1000, George Michaelson wrote:
> and (b)
> we wind up being stuck on old compilers which has *HUGE* downside costs
> when packages people use in real-world deployments start depending on
> the newer compiler features (and that has happened in the past to
> pkgsrc)

This coin has a third side: last time we adopted gcc 3.3 early, and had
*lots* of trouble to fix all the pkgs that had strict-alias violations.

P.S.: tech-kern is not apropriate for this discussion, IMHO