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Why is gcc 3.2 prerelease?
- From: "Bruce Adams [TEPG Sunbury]" <bruadams at tycoint dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 10:24:55 -0000
- Subject: Why is gcc 3.2 prerelease?
The answer to this question ought to be in the documentation somewhere
but I couldn't find it.
The version of gcc installed by setup is:
gcc version 3.2 20020818 (prerelease)
Ignoring the 2.9x version. Why are we still using a prerelease version?
According to gcc.gnu.org the versions available are:
February 5, 2003
November 19, 2002
GCC 3.2 - first official release - dated earlier than our
August 14, 2002
Are there special requirements for a cygwin release or is it simply a
question of manpower?
The reason I ask is that I need to use gcc 3.0 for its better ISO C++
compliance and STL but
I'm having a lot of problems with programs compiling (and linting) perfectly
but crashing when
I'm not very conversant with 80x86 assembly but when I put these in gdb it
illegal operation as occurring either before main is entered (as in the
example I posted a
couple of days ago) or at the tail end of a destructor on exit (after the
close brace just to
make things worse).
Its one thing when my code fails because I've made a mistake
but when it fails because the compiler isn't working I get worried.
Another thing that worries me is that gdb shows "(bad)" for some assembly
I am hoping this is a deficiency of gdb rather than gcc but some reassurance
would be nice.
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