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Timur Tabi <ttabi@interactivesi.com> said:

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> Why is 2.96 so screwed up? I mean, the version numbers imply that 2.96 is a
> minor bugfix over 2.95, but your comments make it sound like it's a major
> change.

It's the kernel which is screwed up, not the compiler. The kernel uses
gcc-specific (even version-specific) hacks all over the place.

gcc-2.96 isn't yet (and perhaps won't ever be), and it is just a step
towards gcc-3.0, which _is_ a large change.
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