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Re: Two things one should not forget

1. RedHat is just as guilty of trying to divide and conquer the market. It seems to be a corporate thing. Remember its strange compiler choices, for example.

My God. Are you still talking about the gcc 2.96 thing? First, that was ages ago. Second, you're wrong, and you've always been wrong. Read this document. RedHat made the correct decision.


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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