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Re: Policy for wrong-code bugs


> I think that Volker's proposal makes sense in the abstract, but will be
> confusing in practice.  People are still using really old compilers --
> we have a customer where we are still supporting GCC 2.8.1, for
> example.  Keeping PRs open for all current, shipping compilers means
> never closing any PR ever.

I don't think that's what Volker meant.  He said: "I think we should close 
them, only if they are fixed on mainline *and* all open release branches (or 
if explicitly marked as WON'T FIX on those branches)."  For the FSF 
compilers, this currently means the 3.3 and 3.4 branches.

I think this would make sense, in that this would force an explicit decision 
from the respective RMs for their branch, instead of the current situation 
where bugs are silently closed and not fixed on the branches.

-- 
Eric Botcazou


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