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Re: Contributing to GCC


Hi!

On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:12:07 +0200, Krzesimir Nowak <qdlacz@gmail.com> wrote:
> My name is Krzesimir Nowak and I'd like to try my hand at contributing
> to gcc in my free time.

Great, and welcome!

> To start learning a workflow I started with something easy - 42014.

As this is one of the issues listed on
<https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/EasyHacks>, I assume you've already seen this,
and other pages, such as <https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GettingStarted>.

> Is
> testcase for this fix necessary (it would be checking preprocessor
> output)?

Yes.  Please see the previous discussion about one aspect of PR42014,
<http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?message_id=%3C1727363575.9580702.1368168907851.JavaMail.root%40redhat.com%3E>.

> Is sending a patch created by "git format-patch" for review
> with git-send-email to gcc-patches acceptable (or even better - git
> patches with cover letter)?

A lot of contributors send in-line patches in their emails, but using
"modern" tools, such as Git, is certainly fine, too.


GrÃÃe,
 Thomas

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