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Re: error building classpath with gcj 3.3.5

From: Andrew Haley
Subject: Re: error building classpath with gcj 3.3.5
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 09:57:02 +0100

Michael Koch writes:
 > On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 04:00:53AM +0200, Robert Schuster wrote:
  > > 
 > > As these errors do not happen with GCJ 4.0 I suppose the problem comes
 > > from a bug of the earlier GCJ versions. Do our GCJ people know about a
 > > problem where the compiler messed up the import functionality?
 > More then one. I take this now to start another discusion...
 > We should really support GCJ starting with version 4.0.0. We have
 > some problems with GCJ 3.3 and 3.4: either some stuff is not
 > implementable with them (see problems with inner classes in Swing)
 > or we added stupid workarounds for them that are not needed with
 > more sane java compilers like GCJ 4.0 or jikes. Dont get me wrong
 > these are not perfect too. But they are much better then GCJ 3.3
 > and 3.4.
 > So my call now: Let us update to depend on GCJ 4.0.0 as a minimum
 > when building with GCJ. The Building with jikes or other java
 > compilers should be unaffected by this.
 > What do you think?

Unless someone is going to start backporting gcj patches to 3.3, it
will be necessary to use a later compiler.  I can't see anyone
volunteering to do the work on 3.3.  In any case, we have lots to do
-- fixing 3.3 isn't a great use of anyone's time.


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