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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:08:24 +0100
Subject: Re: for information, gcc-4.2.3 miscompiles musl math

On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 11:30:58PM +0300, Alexander Monakov wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Nov 2015, wrote:
> > > > might have though, gcc-4.2.3 is the last one under gpl 2).
> > > 
> > > I thought 4.2.1 was the last.
> > 
> > I think Wikipedia says so as well but The Source is the truth. It is
> > 4.2.3 and nothing else.

> Are you perhaps concluding that just from the absence of COPYING3 in the
> toplevel directory?


I concluded this based on the contents of the file COPYING in the toplevel
directory and on the fact that neither NEWS nor ChangeLog there mention
any license changes.

> The gcc/ subdirectory does contain COPYING3, and

Indeed. I have to admit that I missed this fact and as bad as it is,
did not actually search for patterns in the comments.

Better late than never:

Of the gcc-4.2.3 source archive files

11236 ones contain "COPYING[^3]"
 1424 ones contain "COPYING3"

which of course confirms that gcc-4.2.3 is _not_ compatible with gpl2,
anyway not as a whole, because of the 11% gpl3-pollution in its files.

Sorry for making misleading statements about its license and thanks
for clearing the matter Alexander.

Nice that the fix for the float arithmetics applies to Aboriginal.


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