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SubjectRe: 2.2.0 and egcs 1.1 was Re: Sorry, wrong gcc-version
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > In short, if you want to play safe stay with for kernel
> > compilation.

[which isnt an option for several non x86 platforms at all but for x86
makes sense right now sadly. Not that gcc can be relied upon to
compile everything right]

> if [ `gcc -v 2>&1 | grep version | cut -c13-` != '' ]; then
> ...
> fi

This is not a good idea. gcc may not be compiler. 2.0.36pre15 puts a
#if based test in include/asm-i386/types.h

> wanting to change) perhaps the makefiles should include support for
> compilers which are not called "gcc". Then users could install egcs (or
> whatever) as gcc, and gcc2.7.2.3 as gcc2723 or gccold.

You can call the he compiler what you like. I regularly build with m68k-elf-gcc
for example - see the defines in the top Makefile

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