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Re: [PATCH 1/3] Introduce gdb::unique_ptr
On Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:06:33 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> That depends. Mingw.org has only 5.3.0 as the latest offering, and
> recently enough (a few months ago) it only had 4.9.3. So please be very
> careful when you make assumptions about how widespread a certain
> compiler version is in n on-Posix world.
5.3.0 was released 2016-04-27
4.9.3 was released 2015-07-25
That was after 9 months. 4.8.1 was released May 2013 = 41 months ago.
I find 9 and 41 months a big difference.
Besides that AFAIK mingw.org is dead, it has been superseded by mingw-w64.org.
What are you trying to say? A dead project makes releases 4.5x faster than
what GDB would require for its build. You more justify that GDB could for
example require even C++14. And even if someone does not have the C++11
compiler installed most of the users prefer to install applications (such as
is GDB) in a binary form anyway. So even some very exceptional case we both
cannot even imagine still does not prevent the user from running GDB.