Successful build of GCC 4.2.0 RC3 on latest Cygwin snapshot 20070427
Wed May 9 13:54:00 GMT 2007
> Aaron Gray wrote:
>>> One issue that might affect many some is that COM doesn't work.
>>> <http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=27067> has a patch that
>>> is pending review I guess, but probably won't go into 4.2.
>> Does this effect XPCOM meaning Mozilla and friends will not compile ?
> It is triggered anywhere multiple inheritance is combined with stdcall.
> Since I believe XPCOM uses stdcall on Windows (but "cdecl" on other
> targets), I believe the answer here is 'Yes, Mozilla will not compile.'
But its fine on Unix platforms, that is good.
I am not sure if MinGW will/is used to compile Mozilla on Windows anyway.
> I think it's likely that mingw.org will include this fix in their own
> releases of 4.2, which is probably a bad thing, as it makes the need to
> get this fix into official GCC sources seem less urgent. A lot of GCC
> patches for Windows-related issues tend to stall for a long time in this
> state; I'm not really sure why.
Yes, this is perplexing.
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