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Re: [mainline/4.0?] Fix 32-bit ieee tests on Linux/x86-64
Eric Botcazou wrote:
In general, there's no reason not to fix testsuite problems on release
branches. Even were we to break something, we would only be breaking
the testsuite; not the compiler.
Hum... testsuite breakages obviously can hide subsequent compiler breakages.
Yes, it can. But, testsuite improvements can also reveal subsequent
compiler breakage. And, make it easier for people to see breakage by
reducing noise. And, make users feel better by seeing fewer spurious
failures. So, in my opinion, the risks are worthwhile. But, certainly,
people should use their judgement about whether a particular change is
too risky; I'm not trying to create an imperative.