The end of gcc 2.95 support
Posted Jan 10, 2006 23:46 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: The end of gcc 2.95 support
Parent article: The end of gcc 2.95 support
Many non-x86 architectures needed later GCC versions anyway, and others benefited greatly from them (e.g. SPARC64 can be compiled either with an ancient and crocked-up 1998-vintage egcs hack, or with GCC 3.2+; performance with the latter is detectably higher in my admittedly unscientific benchmarks, and with -Os --- not supported in the ancient egcs --- the kernel's much smaller too).
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