Closed Bug 179118 Opened 17 years ago Closed 17 years ago
Drop IBM Visual
Age compiler on OS/2
There is a creeping number of things we can't do with IBM's VisualAge 4.0 compiler on OS/2. The compiler became unsupported several revisions ago (http://www1.ibmlink.ibm.com/cgi-bin/master?xh=Fi7dVYO8vOv$7X1USenGnN9332&request=announcements&parms=H%5f901%2d013&xhi=usa%2emain&xfr=N). We should remove support and find a replacement.
One more thing we will probably be able to do with VACPP gone is use bool and true/false. This is a potentially worrisome thing though, since as mkaply points out some people assign true and false into PRBool when they should not. We almost certainly will not be able to replace PRBool with bool or typedef it because it's not guaranteed to be the same size as PRInt32 and that would break compatibility. We *might* be able to just use bool and true/false internally, assuming we feel the risk of people assigning true/false into PRBool is not high.
And what we see now with gcc ? IMHO Why IBM drop VAC 3.08/3.65 ? It is the most stable till now....
It Is Done. 1.4 is the last shipping version with VACPP according to sicking and mkaply. Many thanks!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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