bad gcc's (2.96 20000731) (Was: Re: Confirm bugs! (Was: Re: About 3.2 - note to bugfixers))

Havoc Pennington hp at
Sat Mar 8 20:17:22 GMT 2003

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 08:47:04AM +0100, Alexander Kellett wrote: 
> 3 closed bugs in keditbookmarks up to now due to some
> crappy 2.96 compiler in "redhat asp 7.3" that miscompiles
> basically every line of the code.

ASPLinux has nothing to do with Red Hat, it is this thing according to

> in fact, is there anything i can do about this?, should i 
> just close them each time, or can we make a configure script
> message for such people that says upgrade? its simply not
> widely known that redhat used these people as guinea pigs :)

It is not widely known by anyone who knows the facts. It may be a
widespread rumor, but that's not the same as reality. Bero used to
have a web page about it, but I can't find it now.


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