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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Raise the minimum GCC version to 5.2
On Sun, 2021-05-02 at 13:30 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> On Sat, May 01, 2021 at 07:41:53PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Why not raise the minimum gcc compiler version even higher?

On Sun, 2021-05-02 at 13:37 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> Everyone should always use an as new release as practical


> The latest GCC 5 release is only three and a half years old.

You argue slightly against yourself here.

Yes, it's mostly a question of practicality vs latest.

clang requires a _very_ recent version.
gcc _could_ require a later version.
Perhaps 8 might be best as that has a __diag warning control mechanism.

gcc 8.1 is now 3 years old today.

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