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Re: Target-specific Front-Ends? (Was: front end changes for
- From: Per Bothner <per at bothner dot com>
- To: Ziemowit Laski <zlaski at apple dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:36:12 -0800
- Subject: Re: Target-specific Front-Ends? (Was: front end changes for
- References: <D8343493-E439-11D5-BA0B-0030658361CA@apple.com>
Ziemowit Laski wrote:
> I wouldn't mind COLLABORATING with someone on this (I don't think I
> have sufficient cycles left in my day to go it alone). But first
> and foremost, I'd like to have some sort of a statement from the SC
> specifying the technical parameters of an acceptable solution --
> in other words, a guarantee that if a solution meeting those
> criteria is created, it will be accepted.
Generally the SC defers to the maintainers, especially the more
experienced/senior maintainers - some of whom are SC members.
In any case I don't think either the SC or the experienced
maintainers can make much of a statement "specifying the
technical parameters of an acceptable solution", nor can we
make any "guarantee that if a solution meeting those criteria
is created, it will be accepted". Sorry. Instead, you will
have to make a proposal on this mailing list, and achieve a
more-or-less consensus that what you're proposing is
sufficiently useful and implementable that it makes up for
any extra maintainance or compile-time performance problems.
> No more Pascal string work from me. :) :)
My take on that was that Apple gave up just a little too
easily on that, and that we were close to accepting the
\p extension. At least I was leaning in favor of it.