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SubjectRe: Updated 2.4 TODO List -- new addition WAS(test9 PCI
   Date: 	Wed, 11 Oct 2000 19:15:24 -0600
From: Cort Dougan <cort@fsmlabs.com>

It's not a new idea but that doesn't make it a good one. The idea
of distributing the _same_ compiler but different versions is
nutty.

Actually, this is common practice even in the commercial UNIX world
for kernel development. I have seen several UNIX vendors who use a
specific version of a specific compiler for kernel development. When
you want to build a kernel, you check out the kernel build kit, and
this is the compiler that gets used.

I honestly see nothing wrong with it. There are different parts of
the compiler stressed by the kernel build as opposed to most userland
compilation, and furthermore the desired compiler stability/feature
ratio is different for each task. So one way to solve these differing
needs is to simply use different compilers.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com
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