--- Comment #7 from dave at hiauly1 dot hia.nrc.ca 2010-09-26 23:21:44 UTC ---
> I have a patch I am testing. It worked on the test case but I haven't fully
> bootstrapped it.
Keep plugging away on this.
I have the sense that the breakage is intentional. I fought the same
battle in 4.5, so Honza should be aware what's happened. I believe that
he doesn't want the constructors to be global to improve interprocedurial
optimisations. I'm sure this could be fixed with a target hook, but
Honza doesn't really work on anything but x86.