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Re: [RFC] Contributing tree-ssa to mainline
Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
Documentation desperately needs to be considered, but it won't likely
receive a priority so long as it is not funded by someone.
I don't see why documentation should be any more of an issue than coding
Documentating isn't as fun as coding.
Documentation is *part* of coding, a fundamental and important part. My
view is that no code should ever be accepted for inclusion unless it is
fully documented. If people have fun doing a half baked job of coding
without properly documention, that's fine, but I do not find it a useful
contribution to *any* project, regardless of licensing or style of
I have not looked at the tree-ssa code in detail. I will try to do so
in the near future. But in general terms, I would be opposed to its
inclusion if the documentation is incomplete or inadequate.
Some people recognize this; one of my primary clients is paying me to
document a free software project's algorithms and design. That project,
however, is not GCC. Perhaps someone *is* being funded to write GCC
documentation; I don't know who they are, though, or what their mandate
The fact that something is Free Software should never be an excuse for
lack of documentation.
To me, a good programmer takes pride in the excellence of documentation
as an integral part of the code.