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[Mingw-cross-env-list] Default GCC version

From: Gregorio Litenstein
Subject: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Default GCC version
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:27:30 -0400

About a month ago, I naively submitted a PR to update the gcc package to 8.3.0; I was then told gcc8 actually existed and lived in plugins.

Something I’ve been asking myself since, though (and frankly also before, or I wouldn’t have made the PR in the first place) is… does it actually serve any purpose to keep a three-year old compiler as the default? Wouldn’t it make more sense to update the default to 8.3.0 (or 9.2.0) and keep GCC5 as a plug-in instead? There comes a point when keeping an old compiler just becomes a drag because it makes updating other packages more difficult (it’s already been happening for a while probably, I’d say)

Is there something I’m missing?

Gregorio Litenstein Goldzweig 
Médico Cirujano

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