On 2018/05/09 04:56 PM, Sl�vek Banko wrote:
> Hello to all developers,
> following the arrival of GCC 8.x, I began to address the build key update
> in TQt. See the patch that was pushed for GCC 7.x:
> Now I noticed that starting with GCC7, the compiler reports the version in
> a different way. Previously, gcc -dumpversion returned for example:
> 6.3.0. Now, regardless of the specific version of GCC 7.x or 8.x, it
> simply return: 7 or 8.
> Because the binary programs are compatible, the expression "7.*|6.*|5.*|
> 4.*)" in the configuration assured that for the GCC from 4.x to 6.x the
> build key was generated as follows:
> #define TQT_BUILD_KEY "x86_64 Linux g++-4.* full-config"
> But the gcc -dumpversion behavior change in GCC >= 7 has caused that the
> expression in the configuration not to be applied to GCC versions >= 7
> and the build key is generated as follows:
> #define TQT_BUILD_KEY "x86_64 Linux g++-7 full-config"
> I believe that when binary programs are still compatible, we want to keep
> the build key identical (x86_64 Linux g++-4.* full-config), and I suggest
> modifying the expression in the configuration as follows:
> --- a/configure
> +++ b/configure
> @@ -2818,7 +2818,7 @@ g++*)
> - 7.*|6.*|5.*|4.*)
> + [7-8]|[4-6].*)
> Please, what is your opinion?
Late reply (already seen the commits). The solution sounds good to me too.