Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” could be released later this year, and it looks like not only will ship with GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 by default, but the old GCC 4.9 and GCC 5 compiler won’t even be available in the upcoming distribution. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental.