[distcc] Re: libc5 support / gcc names (was Re: distcc 0.9, [patch])

Alexandre Oliva oliva at lsd.ic.unicamp.br
Sun Sep 15 04:17:00 GMT 2002

On Sep 14, 2002, Martin Pool <mbp at samba.org> wrote:

>> Regarding Documentation: 
>> The use of 'gcc -V' and similar is nowadays discouraged.

> Discouraged by who?  Is that the official recommendation of the gcc
> team?

Yup.  gcc -V has never really worked, except when using very close
version of gcc, such that differences in the interface of internal
programs hasn't changed.

That said, I remember -V had actually been removed from the gcc
development tree before Geoff Keating reimplemented it last June in a
way that would actually work regardless of internal interface changes,
because gcc -V would actually run the compiler driver of the other
selected version.  I don't think this made it to GCC 3.2, though, so
it's something yet to be released.

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