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Re: GCC 4.1: Buildable on GHz machines only?


Steven Bosscher wrote:

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

The features under discussion are new, they didn't exist before.

And because they never existed before, their cost for older platforms
may not have been correctly assessed.


If someone had cared about them, it would have been noticed earlier. But since _nobody_ has complained before you, I guess we can conclude that by far the majority if GCC users are quite happy with the cost assesments that were made.

No, there have been plenty of complaints, but the GCC mailing
lists have, shall we say, a "reputation", and a great many
users will not post to them, either for fear of being ridiculed,
or in the expection that they will not be heard. (Everything is
archived, and they can see what happens to others.) If you want
to see what users are *really* saying, look at the mailing lists
of other projects, and see what is said when GCC comes up for
discussion.

Rightly or wrongly, the reward structure for GCC values new
features on the latest hardware over speedy bootstrapping on
old, so I don't expect things to change anytime soon.

Stan


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