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Re: GCC 5? (was Re: GCC 4.7.0RC: Mangled names in cc1)


On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Ludovic Courtès
<ludovic.courtes@inria.fr> wrote:

> Perhaps a more incremental approach could be taken. ?For instance, I
> would argue that changes to the tree and GIMPLE APIs could be made
> conservatively, on the grounds that they are most likely used by
> plug-ins out there.

Hmm, this is exactly the argument that people objected to
back in the days when there were talks of plug-ins.  The
existence of plugins should not be a hindrance on evolving
GCC internals.

>?IOW, rather than a commitment to a stable API,
> which would hinder the work of GCC developers, this would be an informal
> agreement to not make the plug-in developers life too hard.

-- Gaby


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