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Re: Red Hat 7.1 and gcc 3.0



On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 10:38:07AM +0100, Lionel Cons wrote:
> 
> Does anybody know how incompatible this 2.96 compiler will be compared
> to gcc 3.0 (which seems not too far away now)?

2.96-RH has old name mangling, and 3.0 will have new name mangling
turned on by default.  This alone will make it completely binary
incompatible.

> My fear is that third parties will quickly move to gcc 3.0 to take
> advantage of the stable C++ ABI and therefore break the compatibility
> with Red Hat 7.x compiler...

I'm not too worried about this.

Cheers,

matt





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