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Re: PATCH: Support for Pascal strings -- Take 2


On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Stan Shebs wrote:

> The truth of the matter is that all the discussion and rewriting
> of this patch has already well exceeded the time that has gone into
> maintaining it in Apple's GCC over the past several years.  Since

I'd hope you'd want to end up with any and all patches that stay in
Apple's GCC and do not go in the FSF GCC being clean (in implementation,
if not in the semantics of the extension they implement), self-contained,
and with proper documentation and testcases - so while improving patches
not intended for FSF GCC is not the purpose of the GCC lists, if a patch
intended for FSF GCC ends up not going in FSF GCC, the improvements to it
ought still to be found useful.  (I don't know, though, how at present
your patches to FSF GCC are maintained and distinguished from each other
and from unmodified FSF code, and to what extent they are already properly
documented or have testcases.)

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
jsm28@cam.ac.uk


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