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Re: MAINTAINERS policy question
- To: dan at cgsoftware dot com
- Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS policy question
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- Date: Sun, 16 Sep 01 11:44:32 EDT
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
After all, anyone with enough experience to be maintaining a port, it's
likely they know enough to be able to make changes to other parts of the
compiler that affect their platform.
Somewhat. But one point of a reviewer is to look at a change and see if
it is "reasonable". You have to have a global knowlege of the compiler
to do that if the change is in a common area. Local knowlege of that area
isn't enough since the issue may be that the proper place for the change
is elsewhere. It is possible to do a port by just doing a very small number
(or even no) changes to the rest of the compiler, so there's no reason to
assume that a port maintainer would had gained such expertese.