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Re: GCC 4.8.0 Status Report (2012-10-29), Stage 1 to end soon


On 10/31/2012 09:49 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Kenneth Zadeck
> <zadeck@naturalbridge.com> wrote:
>> jakub,
>>
>> i am hoping to get the rest of my wide integer conversion posted by nov 5.
>> I am under some adverse conditions here: hurricane sandy hit her pretty
>> badly.  my house is hooked up to a small generator, and no one has any power
>> for miles around.
>>
>> So far richi has promised to review them.   he has sent some comments, but
>> so far no reviews.    Some time after i get the first round of them posted,
>> i will do a second round that incorporates everyones comments.
>>
>> But i would like a little slack here if possible.    While this work is a
>> show stopper for my private port, the patches address serious problems for
>> many of the public ports, especially ones that have very flexible vector
>> units.    I believe that there are significant set of latent problems
>> currently with the existing ports that use ti mode that these patches will
>> fix.
>>
>> However, i will do everything in my power to get the first round of the
>> patches posted by nov 5 deadline.
> 
> I suppose you are not going to merge your private port for 4.8 and thus
> the wide-int changes are not a show-stopper for you.
> 
> That said, I considered the main conversion to be appropriate to be
> defered for the next stage1.  There is no advantage in disrupting the
> tree more at this stage.

We are still in Stage 1.  If it were later in the release cycle this
argument would have some merit, but under the rules this sort of thing
is allowed at any point in Stage 1.  If we aren't going to allow
something like this because "it's too late" we should have closed
Stage 1 earlier.

Andrew.


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