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SubjectRe: What is up with Redhat 7.0?
> On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 12:37:39AM +0100, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> > knows about both kgcc and gcc272 (RH and Debian) automatically thanks to
> Do you really think that explicitly supporting broken distributions
> (redhat 7.0 comes with a experimental snapshot of gcc which is neither
> binary compatible to 2.95 nor to 3.0, cutting binary compatibility to all
> other gnu/linux distributions) really is the right thing? ;)

Debian have been shipping an alternative compilers to do kernel builds for
a couple of years at least. So now they are using 2.2 it makes a lot of sense
to spot it, and ditto with any others who do the same. If everyone could have
agreed a name for the kernel compiler that would be even better.

As to compatibility I am told by folks working on the gnu C/C++ that library
level compatibility should be 100% between 2.96+ and 3.0 while 2.95 is an
isolated incompatible pseudo-release at C++ level.

My own interest in this is the LSB, where the inability of the Gnu C++ folks
to have a defined binary standard is preventing standardisation of any C++
interfaces - both base classes and high level stuff.


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