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Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> I thought f95 was not only the default, but the only choice, and f77 was
> entirely gone.
Maybe ... it wasn't entirely clear to me from the discussion, which was
relative to Atlas and (shudder) Fedora Core 4, where GCC 4 is the default.
> gcc is slotted so you can have many versions installed at the same time
> and switch with gcc-config. Just try unmasking in package.unmask and go.
In the case of Atlas, Clint Whaley tried a couple of tests with GCC 4
and discovered on some pretty pure and simple scientific code, GCC 4 was
quite a bit slower than 3.4 on an x86-32. He says, "stick with 3.4 for
Atlas until 4 gets better". I don't have access to an AMD 64-bit machine
and I don't have (legitimate, anyhow) access to an Intel x86-64 machine.
So for now, anyhow, I can wait until all 10,000+ packages in Portage
compile and test out with GCC 4 <ducking>
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