From: Gabriel Dos Reis (gdr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-13 11:15:02
"Ben Woodhead" <zander_at_[hidden]> writes:
| Was this -fabi-version flag just there for testing different version or do
| users have to know about this?
The latter. It is a documented flag, primarily designed for packagers
| Could you test the compiler version and set it appropriately ABI.
Yes, you can.
| As you guys are probobly already aware of is that this
| will lead to a ton of questions (if people read enough to know the flag
| excists) and bug reports due to ABI imcompatibilities.
An executive summary is that -fabi-version is a flag designed to
compensate lack of enough testing before releasing the compiler.
Thus, users can now set which versions of bug compatibility they want.
A recipe for confusion. The alternative was to release more and more
ABI incompatible compilers.
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