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Re: What is a regression?
- From: Andrew MacLeod <amacleod at redhat dot com>
- To: Jason Merrill <jason at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GCC <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:57:03 -0400
- Subject: Re: What is a regression?
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Jason Merrill wrote:
Similarly, bugs marked as 4.1/4.2/4.3 regression don't seem like a
high priority to me. If a bug wasn't a blocker for 4.2, it shouldn't
be a blocker for 4.3. It makes sense to give such a bug a higher
priority than it would normally (say, one point higher), but it seems
to me that only regressions relative to the previous release series
should actually be considered for release timing.
I think this is a very important point. If it didn't block a previous
release, it shouldn't block the current release. It doesn't mean it
shouldn't get looked at, but it also shouldn't be a blocker. I think
the high priority regressions should be ones that are new to 4.3 because
they have clearly been either introduced or exposed by this release and
need to be dealt with.