This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal
Geoff Keating <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| Paul Koning <email@example.com> 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.