which compilers do we want to support with KDE 4 ?

Stephan Kulow coolo at kde.org
Sun Jan 22 19:37:41 GMT 2006

On Sunday, 22. January 2006 18:43, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> On Sunday 22 January 2006 03:42, Andy Fawcett wrote:
> > Other non-Linux platforms may have different requirements. I can't
> > speak for the NetBSD/OpenBSD/DragonflyBSD/Solaris/AIX/HPUX/...
> > packagers, they will have to comment themselves.
> Solaris will continue to use SunPro (SunStudio 11, which, by the way,
> is now completely free -- as in beer --  and, by the way, there is
> now a SunStudio 11 for Linux as well, which is also free -- as in
> beer).
> IMHO it would be of great benefit to KDE if there was an "official"
> effort to make the KDE source code compile with a compiler which does
> not support GNU extensions. It doesn't have to be SunStudio, the
> Intel compiler in ANSI mode is just as strict as SunStudio -- the
> Intel compiler is (used to be?) free as in beer AFAIK.

if you compile gcc with -ansi (which we do if you don't disable it) is 
compiling without gnu extensions as well. The problem is more than gcc isn't 
catching all errors (just as Intel compiler and Sun compiler won't find every 
error - they just happen to find different errors than gcc :)

Greetings, Stephan

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