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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Please push - basket gcc47 patch [was Re: [trinity-devel] basket notepad failure (oh no!) - 'getuid' was not declared in this scope ??]

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:02:07 -0700 (PDT)
> But here g++ developers *do* provide backwards
> compatibility, it is called -fpermissive. And there is no "bleeding edge" at all
> unless you consider C++98 to be a bleeding edge standard.
> Anyway, old compilers still work. On my Slackware 13.1
> system, I have g++-3.4 installed into /opt, and I can use it to compile a
> working program against system Qt4 thanks to system g++ being
> backwards compatible with g++-3.4 in terms of ABI.

Okay, I sit corrected. :) Yet I believe the overall general attitude among many free/libre developers remains correct. The libpng project seems like a good example. Every dot-zero release requires everybody else to scramble to fix code.