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Re: [Patch, fortran] PR29786 - [4.1/4.2/4.3 Regression] Initialization of overlapping variables: Not implemented

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 11:04:02PM -0700, Brooks Moses wrote:
> I have been thinking about it, though.  It's quite possible to backport 
> most of the target-memory stuff without touching the existing code much 
> at all, at the cost of having a little bit of extra code duplication 
> between the Fortran front end and the middle end.  (On mainline, the 
> right thing to do was to consolidate the duplicated parts into shared 
> functions.  On a release branch, I believe the right thing is to leave 
> them separate, so as not to muck about with things more than is needed.) 
>  Thus, this should be a low-risk backport, despite the size of the patches.
> Comments?

On a release branch, we (the gfortran gang) have been somewhat 
cavalier with backporting with respect to release branch
rules (If it's a bug, we fix it).  I doubt you'll be able to
get the non-fortran code into the release branch without much
discussion.  If you can keep everything within the fortran
front-end code, then I'd support the backport (although it
isn't technically a regression).


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