In article <>, Jeroen
Ruigrok/Asmodai <> wrote:

> This raises an interesting point I think. Do we need to maintain
> gcc/egcs compatibility? Or do we, since we track CURRENT, say:
> "alas, that's progression for ye?"

Yep, alas, that's progression for ye.  We have never supported mix
& match of sourceballs from different releases.  We do our best
to support running old executables on newer systems, but that's a
completely different issue.

> Has there been an `official' consensus reached about this from core or
> commiters?

I am only speaking for John Polstra, a compiler guy, here.
  John Polstra                                     
  John D. Polstra & Co., Inc.                        Seattle, Washington USA
  "Self-interest is the aphrodisiac of belief."           -- James V. DeLong

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