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Re: compiler standards (and/or min gcc version) supported with installed headers ?

On Wednesday 02 January 2013 10:17:46 Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2013, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> > I say we agree that 2.95.3 is the oldest compiler we will support
> > for compiling userspace applications using glibc headers.
> Given that the headers are generally meant to support non-GCC compilers, I
> think all you might gain is elimination of cases specifically for older
> GCC, so that older GCC uses the same cases as non-GCC.  Simply changing
> __GNUC_PREREQ (2, 95) to __GNUC__ is hardly a gain.  (And where the
> older-GCC case is simply an optimization, or where the older-GCC and
> non-GCC cases have similar functionality that's not fully conforming, I
> think a more recent baseline such as 4.1 would be reasonable.)

i don't think 4.1 is reasonable.  i def see people actively using gcc-3.3 and 
gcc-3.4 today (when things break, i get reports fairly quickly).

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