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Re: [PATCH]: Code sinking patch


Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> wrote:

>>> Is there anyone who would prefer that this patch not be installed?
>>
>> I have nothing against Dan's patch, but you can't expect the compiler to
>> magically stabilize if brand new code keeps being added regularly.
>
> However, there are more to our release criteria than simply the number of
> regressions.
>
>> May I remind you that we're not only supposed to be in stage 3, but in
strict
>> regression fixing mode for some time?
>
> One way to help fix compile time regressions is to make the compiler
> faster in general.  This may not be optimal in terms of attacking
> quadratic algorithms or whatnot in terms of the compiler, but it certainly
> helps.

Strongly agreed. 3% is really a good improvement which we should not
overlook. Am I right in believing that, if the new optimization pass turns
out to be really buggy, we can simply disable it and be done with it?
-- 
Giovanni Bajo


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