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Re: [PATCH 1/3] Introduce gdb::unique_ptr
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:45:15 +0200
> From: Jan Kratochvil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Pedro Alves <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Nowadays software is no longer distributed on floppy disks by snail mail.
> I do not see a reason for artificial requirements of "5 years". Fixes are
> being delivered by automated update systems in days and new releases with
> integration testing happen in months.
That may all be true, but changing the system compiler is still a
serious decision, unrelated to distribution and/or update speeds, and
not always even in the hands of the user who wants to build his or her
GDB which was just released.
The nuisance of having to upgrade half of your system just because you
want to have one package of the latest release is real for users who
need to do during most of their day something other than debug build
failures and install updated dependencies. I was hoping we didn't
want to increase those annoyances.