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Re: GCC 4.1: Buildable on GHz machines only?


>>>>> "Steven" == Steven Bosscher <s.bosscher@student.tudelft.nl> writes:

 Steven> On Wednesday 27 April 2005 17:45, Matt Thomas wrote:

 >> If no one builds natively on older platforms, the recognition that
 >> the new features maybe a problem for older platforms will never be
 >> made.

 Steven> Maybe the older platform should stick to the older compiler
 Steven> then, if it is too slow to support the kind of compiler that
 Steven> modern systems need.

Maybe I'm missing something, but...

Isn't a full bootstrap (all languages) part of the required test
procedure for changes?  That's what the website says right now. Since
Matt is the Vax port maintainer, he therefore has good reasons for
needing to run bootstraps on slow machines.

Your comment seems to translate to: "when GCC grows to the point that
you can't reasonably run a full bootstrap on platform X anymore, then
platform X is obsolete".  That seems like a strange new obsoletion
criterion.

The alternative of course is to do only crossbuilds.  Is it reasonable
to say that, for platforms where a bootstrap is no longer feasible, a
successful crossbuild is an acceptable test procedure to use instead?

	   paul


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