[C++-sig] [Python-Dev] GCC version compatibility

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Sun Jul 10 15:35:33 CEST 2005

Christoph Ludwig <cludwig at cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de> writes:

> I do not claim the 2 TUs test will cover all possible scenarios. I am not even
> sure this decision should be left to an automated test. Because if the test
> breaks for some reason then the user is left with a linker error that is
> time-consuming to track down.

However, at least by the usual hierarchy of values, the sort of
runtime error that results from the current needless linking with C++
on ELF/Linux is even worse.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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