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Re: [RFC] Contributing tree-ssa to mainline
On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
> GCC, however, is a "free" project; I doubt anyone could dictate
> (successfully) that any patch include appropriate documentation, for
> example. And while you and I may recognize the value fo documenting our
> work, I find many programmers would rather code than comment.
We do dictate this. Patches lacking documentation or testcases will be
rejected if I notice them. Kenner sometimes complains about code lacking
sufficient comments. (One thing tree-ssa adds is testsuite infrastructure
for testing that particular passes do particular optimisations - meaning
that once tree-ssa goes in, many optimisation patches which formerly
couldn't have had testcases will now require them.)
Joseph S. Myers