Pulling the switch on GCC4.

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Mon Sep 28 01:48:00 GMT 2009

Charles Wilson wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote:
>>   With this release, I'm planning to throw the switch that makes gcc-4 now the
>> default system compiler.  This is a last call in case anyone thinks there is
>> any reason not to do so, such as anything that isn't working right or anything
>> I've forgotten yet to implement.\
> Is this for 1.7 only, or for both 1.5 and 1.7?  I assume for 1.7 only,
> since many of the reasons that 4.3.x is "performing better" than 3.4.x
> on cygwin are due to changes in the cygwin kernel...but honestly, I have
> no objections if you "throw the switch" on both 1.5 and 1.7.  Anyway,
> can you clarify?

  As things stand I've only rolled one set of packages, so it will throw the
switch for both.  I guess that could be a bit inconvenient for 1.5 users who
will have to add -static if they want full C++ compliance.  I could change it
to only throw the switch for 1.7 if people think that's desirable, this is
just the sort of thing I wanted to get people's feelings on.


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