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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-13 18:04:02


Robert Ramey wrote:
>> I think known regressions in a minor release are absolutely
>> unacceptable, even on less important platforms. The whole point of the
>> minor release is to improve on what we got and not to break user code.
> These regressions are new ICEs that result from making the follwing changes:
> a) Remove header dependencies which many people complained about.

In general I think that's something that should be delayed to the next
major release. That being said I don't know the details and in the end
it's Doug's call.

> b) Correct error which crashed some applications (though none of the tests)
> when serialization is used from dynamically loaded DLLS. Also times this
> error crashed applications with some compilers (also none of the tests)

I can see this being important.

> So if the indicated regressions are "absolutely unacceptable", then would
> leaving in the above bugs be acceptable?

AFAICS b is a bug and a is not.

> Problem is, you can't have it both
> ways with this particular compiler (msvc 6.5)

Yes, it is difficult.


Thomas Witt

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