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Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal
- From: Robert Dewar <dewar at gnat dot com>
- To: Paul Koning <pkoning at equallogic dot com>
- Cc: coyote at coyotegulch dot com, gdr at integrable-solutions dot net,gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 12:45:49 -0500
- Subject: Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal
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Paul Koning wrote:
It wouldn't satisfy me. C++ is just as important as C, and it is
completely unreasonable to tell people that any host other than a
year or two is "marginal".
A point to keep in mind is that laptops make good hosts, but laptops
are more memory-limited than desktops.
Not really true these days. Most laptops have supported a gigabyte for
years, and most laptops of today support two gigabytes.
But that should be far beyond what is reasonably needed anyway. I think
what would be most helpful is to try to agree very specifically on what
For example, we might say:
All typical existing C++ code should be able to be compiled on a 256
meg PC running GNU/Linux without significant thrashing.
That seems a reasonable expectation. Then we consider any violation of
this as a bug, to be fixed like any other bug.