[CentOS] upgrade problem

Brian T. Brunner brian.t.brunner at gai-tronics.com
Tue Sep 20 14:59:01 UTC 2005

As to whether C or C++ changed between when 2.96 came 
out and Centos 4.1, there is another conundrum:

Does the compiler define the language, or vice versa?

Acknowledging the human factor in the implementation of the 
compiler, we ought to stipulate that both 2.96 and 3.x are 
B - R - O - K - E - N; the question I've asked is in what way is 
3.x different in how it's broken compared to 2.96

2.96 allowed some things not strictly kosher under the C/C++
language definitions, some of these are no longer winked at by
the 3.x compiler.

I'm looking for a pragmatic answer, not a theorist answer, 
about the differences between 2.96 and 3.x.

Since nothing is coming to mind among the Notable Ones here, 
I'll take my question to the compiler groups...

Brian Brunner
brian.t.brunner at gai-tronics.com

>>> mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net 09/20/05 10:33AM >>>
Brian T. Brunner wrote:
> This advice completely misses my point.

I think you missed the point.

>>What I'd like to find is a comparison of gcc 2.96.x to 3.x from the 
>>perspective of porting something from RH7.x to CentOS/RHEL 4.x
> I don't want my code to stay rooted in The Dead Past.
> I want to know what kinds of things changed to give me clues 

The C programming language did not change. The most likely reason
your code won't compile is that the compiler is B-R-O-K-E-N.


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