RFC: Renaming GCC ports and variants

Sean Farley sean at macports.org
Wed Oct 1 12:30:10 PDT 2014

Lawrence Velázquez writes:

> On Oct 1, 2014, at 3:08 PM, Frank Schima <mf2k at macports.org> wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2014, at 12:26 PM, Sean Farley <sean at macports.org> wrote:
>>> We really should be consistent then. I personally don't care what the
>>> new name is but we should either have clangX.Y / gccX.Y or clangXY /
>>> gccXY.
>> I say we use gccX.Y. Just renaming gcc ports (for now) won’t be too hard. 
> Except that base automatically adds dependencies on `gccXY` depending on configure.compiler, so renaming them requires some sort of migration strategy. Either we wait until a new MacPorts release, or we jury-rig some sort of stub-port thing.

I think we'll have to have a stub-port thing to help users upgrade?

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