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Re: GCC 3.1 Branch

--On Friday, May 17, 2002 03:31:14 PM +1000 Aldy Hernandez 
<> wrote:

> On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 12:12:37AM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
>> On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 11:56:52AM +1000, Aldy Hernandez wrote:
>> > >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Mitchell <> writes:
>> >
>> >  >    c) they add support for new platforms, language features, etc.
>> >  >       that we did not support before -- and that we cannot,
>> >  >       therefore, be regressing.
>> >
>> > Great.  I'd like permission to check in my cleanups to the user level
>> > include file: <altivec.h>
>> >
>> > There are some major fixes without which, altivec support isn't going
>> > to be very useful.
>> Are you considering backporting the more important backend changes,
>> also?  I don't know how practical it is, but lots of people would
>> appreciate it.
> hmm, i'm afraid mark said no.

Unless they fix regressions, I'm not inclined to take the risk.  Tweaking
back ends is a very easy way to introduce subtle code-gen bugs.

Of  course, that's not a hard and fast rule.

Mark Mitchell         
CodeSourcery, LLC     

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