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Re: Reenabling Ada by default
- From: Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>
- To: Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>
- Cc: ghazi at caip dot rutgers dot edu, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 15:57:00 -0700
- Subject: Re: Reenabling Ada by default
- References: <10409092033.AA13890@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu>
On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 04:33:43PM -0400, Richard Kenner wrote:
> But the question, from a practical and realistic perspective, is whether this
> information is really *useful* to the "rest of the world". Who would want to
> use it and for what purpose? Before deciding to commit resources to
> *produce* information, it's important to be sure there will be *consumers* of
> that information. And I don't see that. The argument "if you make it, they
> will come" doesn't seem that convincing to me in this case.
The consumer will be whoever decides he wants a hand at maintaining
the Ada front end after ACT has gone out of business.
The internet is a large enough place that I expect at least copies
of gcc and its mail archives to exist until the global apocalypse.
I do not expect the same to be true for any given corporation.
The policy of the gcc community is that patch discussion, approval,
and application happens in a particular manner. It is not your
prerogative to decide otherwise, whatever you think of your "cost