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Re: Important: Development Plan for Future Releases
- To: mark at codesourcery dot com
- Subject: Re: Important: Development Plan for Future Releases
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- Date: Thu, 19 Jul 01 07:00:11 EDT
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
I'm not sure how much more flexibility makes sense. If I can't build
the library, I can't really use the compiler, so it's just as broken,
in many ways. So, I don't think reading anything specially for
libraries was what was intended.
>From a policy point of view, I agree, but from a technical point of view,
compiler bugs are usually more subtle and have more potential to be target-
specific in all sorts of bad ways and for such changes to interact with
each other in more complex ways. I see the emphasis on compiler changes to
be reasonable due to this.