Re: GCC 4.4.0
Paul Smedley <pauldespam <at> despamsmedley.id.au>
2009-04-17 09:12:13 GMT
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:52:17 UTC, Peter Weilbacher
<newsspam <at> weilbacher.org> wrote:
> On 16.04.09 07:26, Paul Smedley wrote:
> > Just a quick one to advise that I have a build of gcc version 4.4.0
> > 20090414 (prerelease) (GCC) running through some tests locally - the
> > release of GCC 4.4.0 is expected within the next week, OS/2 build will
> > follow very shortly based on the tests I've done so far!
> Hi Paul,
> it's great that you keep updating GCC, and I'm really glad that you are
> working on OS/2 GCC.
> But I really wonder what we gain from this? For serious development even
> 4.3.x is useless because of the debugging incompatibility, builds still
> either have to be done libgcc-statically (which doesn't work in all cases
> and increases size by a bit) or require gcc4xx.dll. I would rather see those
> issues fixed in the old versions than trying to work with a new version that
> again has new serious bugs (as with any GCC release with minor version <~ 3).
> Does 4.4 have so great new features that we can benefit from? I can't find
> any in the list at <http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.4/changes.html>.
Well for one thing, the gap in moving from GCC 3.3.5 to 4.3.x was
quite large and required a lot of effort. By continually building
each release as it comes up, the amount of changes/problems are