Bug 5318 - egcs is so buggy it is not ready for prime time
egcs is so buggy it is not ready for prime time
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-09-22 21:23 EDT by deansalv
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-22 23:25:56 EDT
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Description deansalv 1999-09-22 21:23:12 EDT

I upgraded from RH 5.2 to 6.0 thinking that I would be
making progress. The egcs compiler and libraries break many
of the apps I used run with no problem. Even some apps that
came with 6.0 produce memory fault messages. I compiled the
same code with egcs and the Portland Group C-C++ compiler.
egcs emits numerous warnings. PGI compiles it clean. In my
opinion you should dump gnus egcs until it has a much better
parser and linker than is in the current release. I might
just buy the $299.00 PGI compiler just to get away from GNU
all together. You should consider that also.
Comment 1 Jim Kingdon 1999-09-22 23:25:59 EDT
Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with egcs.  Hope that
PGI works better for you.

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