#10392 Long-term side tag for toolchain experiment
Opened 8 months ago by fweimer. Modified 8 months ago

  • Describe the issue

I'd like to request the creation of a long-running side tag for porting Fedora to a C compiler that does not accept implicit function declarations by default. I would appreciate if you could set a custom dist tag (perhaps tc) and an RPM macro (toolchain_experiment works for me). This way, I can rebuild GCC into that side tag, without maintaining a branch. @jakub has agreed in principal to having a conditionally applied patch in the rawhide package.

Please exclude armhfp builds from the side tag. The architecture will likely be no longer in Fedora once the change happens.

devel thread: Long-running side tag for porting Fedora to C99 (no implicit decls)

  • When do you need this? (YYYY/MM/DD)

2021-12-01

  • When is this no longer needed or useful? (YYYY/MM/DD)

2023-04-01

  • If we cannot complete your request, what is the impact?

Fedora may have trouble transitioning to GCC 13 (to be released in 2023).

@dmalcolm @mpolacek @codonell


Metadata Update from @mohanboddu:
- Issue tagged with: medium-gain, medium-trouble, ops

8 months ago

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