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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 11:13:54

Nicola Musatti wrote:
> Beman Dawes <bdawes <at>> writes:
> [...]
>> My candidates for the release criteria compilers are:
>> * Microsoft VC++ 8.0 on Win32
>> * Intel 10.0 on Win32
>> * GCC on Linux
>> * GCC on Darwin
>> I've got all of those here, so can verify test results myself if necessary.
>> I expect people will want to add several others, and that's OK. But for
>> this first release on our quarterly schedule, let's keep the number down
>> to be sure we meet our targets.
> CodeGear (Borland) C++ Builder 2007 on Win32
> I know it's not the most compliant compiler in the world, but it's improving.
> Furthermore, I believe Alisdair Meredith has some patches to submit and I have a
> few myself in store.
> As soon as all the patches I'm aware of are in, I can stop testing the earlier
> releases and start testing the latest one more often.

We really can't include a compiler and/or platform that is only being
tested every few days. We just have to have reliable daily tests at the
minimum. And for compilers/platforms with a lot of failures, we need
even more testing, so developers have a reasonable shot at fixing the

I see that it is now official that Borland has hired Alisdair as C++
product manager. Perhaps that will lead to better compliance for their
compiler, too. But until that plays out I'm really having trouble seeing
how we can include Borland as a release criteria compiler.


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