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Re: GCC 3.1 Branch
--On Friday, May 17, 2002 03:31:14 PM +1000 Aldy Hernandez
> 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 <email@example.com> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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