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Re: [RFC] Contributing tree-ssa to mainline
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- To: ghazi at caip dot rutgers dot edu
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 16 Jan 04 21:54:47 EST
- Subject: Re: [RFC] Contributing tree-ssa to mainline
My feeling on this matter is purely in the context of all those
goodies promised. If the new infrastructure is really that good, and
we all agree this is the "future" of GCC, I can live with some
frontends not working and asking it's community to pitch in and
That's the way I see it as well. I see the only relevant timing issue
as being when the new infrastructure shows its desirability and
stability by being able to host the new classes of optimizations that
it was designed for. If it does, we can live with some frontends not
working and even some regressions because major changes should be permitted
to cause some disruptions as they are being completed.
Feel free to disagree with me. But remember, they (tree-ssa
advocates) promised a lot. If it turns out to be just a different
infrastructure, as opposed to a better one, I wouldn't feel the same.
Again, agreed. Major changes require major benefits: if all we end up doing
is seeing a few percentage points either way, the tree-ssa project will have
been a failure.