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Re: PATCH: Compatibility with "am"/"ams"

On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 10:32:17AM +0930, Alan Modra wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 03:58:15PM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 03:37:57PM -0400, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> > > Alan did not want that in, that's why I use it in Red Hat binutils as a
> > > patch. If you could include this in your binutils too (at least for some
> > > time), it would be great though.
> I'm not vehemently against the compatibility option.  I was under the
> impression that people likely to be using the string merging capability
> would be using bleeding edge compilers, and so the need for a
> compatibility option was minimal.  If you and Jakub think it necessary,
> (even if only to make your life easier) then it's probably reason enough
> to commit the patch to sourceware.
> Hmm, if would be nice if we could do
> #if date_expression > expiry_date
> #warn Remove compatibility code now!
> #endif

I checked in the patch. We can remove it when a stable gcc which
supports SHF_MERGE is available. My wild guess is a year from now :-).


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