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Re: [help-gengetopt] [PATCH] Fix build failure with GCC 4.3

From: Tim Post
Subject: Re: [help-gengetopt] [PATCH] Fix build failure with GCC 4.3
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:28:18 +0800

On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 17:28 +0530, Debarshi Ray wrote:
> > I guess this will break backward compatibility, won't it?

ACK :)

> Considering we are going to have 4.3 sometime soon, I do not think we
> should bother too much about losing backwards compatibility. :-)

ALOT of people still use older versions, you might not, but some do. It
really depends on how often someone argues with their compiler. I have
called g** an asshole 4 times today.

Since many packagers are brain dead and people elect grab the official
source tgz to get gengetopt (minus) whatever a packager does to it, I
would think backwards compat is paramount.

However, changing the headers (should not) break anything for most
people.. but I see no urgent reason to do it at this point in favor of
airing on the side of caution. Not saying its a bad idea.

Just my two cents.


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