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@ 1999-08-19  0:40 Jeffrey A Law
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From: Jeffrey A Law @ 1999-08-19  0:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
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                                 GCC 2.95.1
   August 19, 1999
   The GNU project and the GCC/EGCS developers are pleased to announce
   the release of GCC version 2.95.1. GCC used to stand for the GNU C
   Compiler, but since the compiler supports several other languages
   aside from C, it now stands for the GNU Compiler Collection.
   This is a minor release to address several bugs in the GCC version
   2.95 release.
     * Generic bugfixes and improvements
          + Various documentation fixes related to the GCC/EGCS merger.
          + Fix memory management bug which could lead to spurious
            aborts, core dumps or random parsing errors in the compiler.
          + Fix a couple bugs in the dwarf1 and dwarf2 debug record
          + Fix infinite loop in the CSE optimizer.
          + Avoid undefined behavior in compiler FP emulation code
          + Fix install problem when prefix is overridden on the make
            install command.
          + Fix problem with unwanted installation of assert.h on some
          + Fix problem with finding the wrong assembler in a single tree
          + Avoid increasing the known alignment of a register that is
            already known to be a pointer.
     * Platform specific bugfixes and improvements
          + Codegen bugfix for prologue/epilogue for cpu32 target.
          + Fix long long code generation bug for the Coldfire target.
          + Fix various aborts in the SH compiler.
          + Fix bugs in libgcc support library for the SH.
          + Fix alpha ev6 code generation bug.
          + Fix problems with EXIT_SUCCESS/EXIT_FAILURE redefinitions on
            AIX platforms.
          + Fix -fpic code generation bug for rs6000/ppc svr4 targets.
          + Fix varargs/stdarg code generation bug for rs6000/ppc svr4
          + Fix weak symbol handling for rs6000/ppc svr4 targets.
          + Fix various problems with 64bit code generation for the
            rs6000/ppc port.
          + Fix codegen bug which cuased tetex to be mis-compiled on the
          + Fix compiler abort in new cfg code exposed by x86 port.
          + Fix out of range array reference in code convert flat
            registers to the x87 stacked FP register file.
          + Fix minor vxworks configuration bug
          + Fix return type of bsearch for SunOS 4.x.
     * Language & Runtime specific fixes.
          + The G++ signature extension has been deprecated. It will be
            removed in the next major release of G++. Use of signatures
            will result in a warning from the compiler.
          + Several bugs relating to templates and namespaces were fixed.
          + A bug that caused crashes when combining templates with -g on
            DWARF1 platforms was fixed.
          + Pointers-to-members, virtual functions, and multiple
            inheritance should now work together correctly.
          + Some code-generation bugs relating to function try blocks
            were fixed.
          + G++ is a little bit more lenient with certain archaic
            constructs than in GCC 2.95.
          + Fix to prevent shared library version #s from bring truncated
            to 1 digit
          + Fix missing std:: in the libstdc++ library.
          + Fix stream locking problems in libio.
          + Fix problem in java compiler driver.
   The whole suite has been extensively [1]regression tested and
   [2]package tested. It should be reliable and suitable for widespread
   The compiler has several new optimizations, new targets, new languages
   and other new features. See the [3]new features page for a more
   complete list of new features found in the GCC 2.95 releases.
   The sources include installation instructions in both HTML and
   plaintext forms in the install directory in the distribution. However,
   the most up to date [4]installation instructions and [5]build/test
   status are on the web pages. We will update those pages as new
   information becomes available.
   The GCC developers would like to thank the numerous people that have
   contributed new features, test results, bugfixes, etc to GCC. This
   [6]amazing group of volunteers is what makes GCC successful.
   And finally, we can't in good conscience fail to mention some
   [7]caveats to using GCC 2.95.1.
   Download GCC 2.95.1 from the [8]GNU FTP server ( )
   Download GCC 2.95.1 from the [9]GCC/EGCS FTP server
   ( )
   [10]Find a GNU mirror site
   [11]Find a GCC/EGCS mirror site
   For additional information about GCC please see the [12]GCC project
   web server or contact the [13]GCC development mailing list.
   Last modified on August 19, 1999.



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