[Scribus] Re: Can anybody explain KDE/qt3 situation?

David Goodenough david.goodenough
Wed Oct 19 19:18:49 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 19 October 2005 13:50, Asif Lodhi wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> On 10/18/05, Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Craig Ringer wrote:
> > > Be really, really glad for a shared libc and common compiler on Linux.
> >
> > Except that C++ from gcc-3.1, gcc-3.3, gcc-4.0 are binary incompatible.
> > You can even, by using the -fabi option, produce binary incompatible
> > code from one and the same gcc compiler...
> But I think C++ developers should be happy if C++ compiler is becoming
> more standards compliant.  Further, if the binary incompatible code
> generated by the newer gcc versions is faster then one can
> optimistically hope that overtime much C++ code will get converted to
> reflect the C++ ISO standard and recompiled to deliver faster
> high-performance software.  I guess this ABI stuff is a temporary
> make-shift for those apps that have been compiled with the newer gcc
> versions and have to maintain compatibility with software components
> compiled with the earlier gcc versions.
> My earlier question:  Does anyone know about the company that embarked
> on an effort to completely revamp the gcc so that subsequently
> re-compiled Linux & related software runs _much_ faster?  I did
> bookmark the page but somehow I have lost it & can't find it now.  I
> would be thankful if you guys could give me related links.

I do not think that the C++ standards specifies the ABI, and this leads to
repeated attempts to produce better and better ABIs each of which leads
to this kind of incompatibility.

> Sorry for another off-topic post.
> --
> Thanks and regards,
> Asif
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