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Re: Unparsable gcc version string? [WAS: lily 1.4.15]

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: Unparsable gcc version string? [WAS: lily 1.4.15]
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 12:58:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2 (i386-debian-linux-gnu)

Wichert Akkerman <address@hidden> writes:

> Previously Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>> I think maybe someone should file a bug to the Debian gcc package.
>> LilyPond will not be the only package to verify the version of the
>> compiler.
> Why would you want to anyway?

Because it works and is a lot easier than to devise all sorts of tests
for all kinds of tools to

> Check for specific [compiler] features using proper autoconf tests
> instead.

The compiler is 'just one' of the tools that can be outdated.

I don't think anyone is served better by unparsable version strings,
that incidentally, also break the GNU coding standards.


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien       | http://www.lilypond.org

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