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RE: Building gdb from source

On 07 April 2006 16:49, 'Daniel Jacobowitz' wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 04:39:42PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> On 07 April 2006 16:33, 'Daniel Jacobowitz' wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 04:25:55PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>>>>   ?  Is this because releases could be coming from branches that were
>>>> branched at very different times?  Would it have been more reasonable if
>>>> I had said "releases that are based on roughly-contemporary branches"?
>>> But there are no such releases.
>>   Ok, I give up, I haven't got the faintest idea what you're talking
>> about.  I can't even parse that.
> Binutils and GDB releases are branched at unpredictably different
> times.  How close in time they are doesn't matter if there's been an
> interface change in between.

  Ah, ok, we're basically in agreement.  I understand that interface changes
are the one thing that can break compatibility.  I was simply inferring that
if the interval between a binutils branch and a gdb branch is smaller rather
than larger, the odds of someone having made such a change are smaller rather
than greater, even though that change is technically a delta that could take
place in an instant.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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