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Re: [PATCH]: Move FIELD_DECL into it's own structure

Daniel Berlin wrote:
On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 14:56 -0400, Daniel Berlin wrote:

I like the idea of this patch, but I'm concerned about a few issues.

One is that if we go a little way down this path, but not all the way, we could end up truly tangled. I don't know exactly what to do about that, except ask you to promise to keep going for a while. In other words, I'm a little nervous about this being a weekend project that then gets dropped after a weekend or two with no clear plan.

If you don't believe i will finish what i start, or leave things in a bad state, you are more than free to not accept the patch. I'm really not going to play this game.

Also, i'm not sure how we'd be "truly tangled".

Even if i split three _DECL trees and leave the rest in
tree_decl_non_common, how are we *worse* off?

Because we might not know how to move forward, or what the overarching design had been. At present, we at least understand what we've got -- one giant overloaded union.

So again, if you guys want me to commit to doing this in some sane time
frame (IE < 1 year), then i need buy-in from other people. Otherwise, i
can still do it, it's just going to take a while.

I understand. I'm not asking you to commit to doing all the work; what I'm asking is that you contribute a design before doing any of the work, so that we have that, both for documentation and so that other people can help you.

Mark Mitchell
CodeSourcery, LLC
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