Posted Mar 23, 2012 20:43 UTC (Fri) by JoeBuck
In reply to: "Heraldry test?"
Parent article: GCC celebrates 25 years with the 4.7.0 release
The use of the metaphor is mistaken. Much of the code in the first egcs release that wasn't in GCC 2.7.x was already checked in to the FSF tree, and merges continued to take place back and forth. Thinking that GCC was somehow a completely new compiler with the same name after the EGCS/GCC remerger is just wrong. Furthermore it was the same people developing the compiler before and after. What really happened was that there was a management shakeup.
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