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Re: Comments on Patching GCC
Devang Patel wrote:
On Sep 24, 2004, at 11:23 AM, Andrew Pinski wrote:
On Sep 24, 2004, at 2:16 PM, Caroline Tice wrote:
Is Bugzilla supposed to be used
to track new feature development as well as existing bugs? (I really
don't know; I'm just asking).
Yes Bugzilla is used to keep track of feature development and other
enhancements like optimization passes
I am not sure this is true in reality. Look at the last 100 patches
posted on gcc-patch. How many of them has bugzilla reference ?
There's also the question of tying gcc-patches threads to bugzilla
entries. For example: I posted a patch for a bug, and after a
conversation with Richard Henderson, realized that my solution was too
simple, and the problem broader than the single issue addressed by the PR.
While I've added a link to the conversation in a bugzilla comment, I'd
guess that is not done with most patches and debates.
Somehow, we need to integrate discussions of issues with bugzilla
tracking; otherwise, people are forced to search two places, and they
may miss important information.
A further question: As I've noted, the PR I addressed has turned up a
somewhat bigger problem; should the existing PR be expended, or should I
create a new PR for the new problem domain?
Scott Robert Ladd