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Re: [C++] System Requirements
- From: Ben Longbons <brlongbons at gmail dot com>
- To: Michael Veksler <mveksler at tx dot technion dot ac dot il>
- Cc: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at gmail dot com>, GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:16:46 -0800
- Subject: Re: [C++] System Requirements
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On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 4:46 AM, Michael Veksler
> Nevertheless, supporting pre-gcc-3.4 compilers is still a pain.
> Not only because language semantics is different (two-phase
> name lookup in templates vs. one) but because you can't easily
> build old compilers on modern machines. And if you don't test
> your code with a pre-gcc-3.4 then your code won't work with
> earlier compilers.
Right. And my point is that not enough people use a pre-4.1 compiler
either, even though 3.4 is *supposed* to mark the beginning of
I'm definitely not happy about 4.1 - it would make gdb code
significantly worse than it could be - but at least I can be confident
that there is a userbase from RHEL 5.