On Sun, 17 Dec 2000, W Bauske wrote:
> Consider why there are two C compilers in RH7.0.
> There is a problem somewhere. Otherwise there would
> be only one. Course you could always blame the kernel
> developers for their bad code or something.
GCC is changing. There were problems compiling kernels with 2.95
too. Are people blaming Red Hat for that?
The direction of GCC now seems to be conformance and optimizations: the
new C standard, new C++ ABI, aliasing, etc. Sometimes backward
compatibility with undocumented behavior must be sacrificed. If a program
is standard C and gcc doesn't compile it correctly, it's a gcc bug, else
it's a coding error. As others have pointed out the Linux kernel is not
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