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- From: Steven Bosscher <stevenb at suse dot de>
- To: Kenneth Zadeck <zadeck at naturalbridge dot com>, Razya Ladelsky <RAZYA at il dot ibm dot com>
- Cc: Jan Hubicka <jh at suse dot cz>, Ayal Zaks <ZAKS at il dot ibm dot com>, "Berlin, Daniel" <dberlin at dberlin dot org>, "Novillo, Diego" <dnovillo at redhat dot com>, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, hubicka at ucw dot cz, Mircea Namolaru <NAMOLARU at il dot ibm dot com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 19:22:50 +0200
- Subject: Re: IPA
- Organization: SUSE Labs
- References: <OF392747EC.15519132-ONC2256F2D.00576111-C2256F2D.005769AD@il.ibm.com> <416EADEA.email@example.com>
On Thursday 14 October 2004 18:48, Kenneth Zadeck wrote:
> However, this violates one of the stallman principals of not wanting to
> have a defined api for the intermediate form of the compiler.? So we are
> forced to do something that is inferior and that, most likely, will not be
> widely used.
RMS has been convinced to step off his principles before (see gcc
vs. egcsfor example), so we don't have to declare defeat before
IMO we should just work as-if we can have a streamable intermediate
form, and show that there is serious benefit for GCC and for Free
Software in general to have this feature. We should gather and put
up the numbers, and convince RMS that it's a Good Thing.
If that doesn't convince him, we'll have to think about other ways.
But until then, let's be optimistic and not let politics influence
our designs too much.