C++ error FAQs a great service
Posted Mar 28, 2006 17:24 UTC (Tue) by bkoz
Parent article: Building the whole Debian archive with GCC 4.1: a summary
This was a nice contribution by the Debian community: I applaud them for their efforts. Certainly, recompiling an entire distro is no fun.
The thing I liked most about this are the public web pages that have been created that explain the differences between gcc-3.x and gcc-4.x. The previous examples that did this (ie kegel) were not as good IMHO as the new ones produced by this exercise.
In my experience it is this kind of timely reporting and instruction that users most desire WRT gcc documentation, and which the gcc team usually fails to deliver. (As they are working on the compiler/runtimes.)
If only the FSF or google would hire these C++ jocks to do this with every release! Whoo hoo.
Great job Debian/Google/Broadcom.
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