GCC version 4.5 released

The GNU Compiler Collection, or GCC as most of us know it, have reached version 4.5. There are two Ada related changes in this release:

  • Compilation of programs heavily using discriminated record types with variant parts has been sped up and generates more compact code.
  • Stack checking now works reasonably well on most plaforms. In some specific cases, stack overflows may still fail to be detected, but a compile-time warning will be issued for these cases.

There are of course lots of other changes and additions to this marvelous piece of software, so be sure to check it out.

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