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Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal

Geoff Keating <> writes:

| Paul Koning <> writes:
| >  >> * Correct code generation * Fewer ICEs * Standards conformance *
| >  >> Compilation speed * Performance * Features * Release frequency *
| >  >> Release timeliness
| >  >> 
| >  >> We need to figure out how to balance those goals better without
| >  >> losing ground in areas where we recently have been improving.
| > 
| > I can see why some of this ordering would be subject to disagreement,
| > but I would hope that there also are partial orderings that are NOT
| > debatable. 
| > 
| > The general rule of software engineering is that correctness comes
| > first, performance and schedule after that.
| I don't believe that statement is correct as an absolute.
| For instance, a product that never ships is *not* better than a
| product that ships with bugs.  It is significantly worse.

Sure, but what is the relevance here?

I'm not convinced that your taking things to extreme will help your
cause; it will just have the effect of provoking negative reations.

-- Gaby

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