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Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal
On 19/01/2004, at 6:43 PM, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
On Jan 19, 2004, Geoff Keating <email@example.com> wrote:
On Jan 19, 2004, at 2:04 PM, Eric Botcazou wrote:
I would look at it this way: Why should a professional developer
in the US try to make GCC work on anything less than this machine?
It's clearly not cost-effective to spend any significant time doing
My point of view is exactly reverse :-) Why should a developer not
working on such a machine?
Because it's a waste of the developer's time?
Err... And under what kind of logic is getting the compiler slower
not a waste of time for every GCC developer (that has to bootstrap and
test the whole thing for every patch) and user (that runs GCC to build
their own applications).
I didn't say the developer should make GCC slower. I said the
developer should not worry about performance on *old* machines.
Performance on *new* machines is still a concern. They are often not
the same thing.