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Re: Two things one should not forget

As someone who was there at the time, this was absolutely the wrong decision. Red Hat got their incomplete fixes for gcc a little early, while creating a relatively long lived binary compatability problem for everyone. They created versioning problems, image problems, and burned a fair amount of goodwill. In the end, their attempt to release a compiler which was forwards-abi compatable failed, and the pain was experienced by everyone for quite little gain.

A very short windows later, when a compiler incorporating these improvements was properly released, the upsides were had, but not the downsides. If Red Hat had only properly taken part in the release process like the rest of the gcc community, much pain would have been spared.

Absolutely the wrong decision. Shame.

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