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SubjectRe: support of older compilers
>> On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 04:02:49PM -0500, Timothy Miller wrote:
>> > I'm just curious about why there seems to be so much work going into
>> > supporting a wide range of GCC versions. If people are willing to
>> > download and compile a new kernel (and migrating from 2.4 to 2.6 is
>> > non-trivial for some systems, like RH9), why aren't they willing to also
>> > download and build a new compiler?
>>
>> Because the new compilers are a lot slower.
>
> You can't be serious that this is a problem.

Yes, it is. Mostly they produce larger, slower code too.

M.

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