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Re: dragonegg in FSF gcc?

On 11/04/2010 16:23, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
> On 11 April 2010 16:17, Jack Howarth wrote:
>> ps I've watched FSF gcc development for awhile now
>> and have become a bit concerned that it is slowing
>> tending towards a gnu-linux mono-culture (through
>> no real fault of its own). There should be every effort
>> made to keep as many alternative platforms in the
>> picture (even if these end up being supported through
>> plugins).
> Do you have any real fact or measure that substantiates such claim? Or
> is this just a "feeling"?

  Here's a very crude indicator:

> $ wget
> --2010-04-11 17:45:09--
> Resolving
> Connecting to||:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> Length: 245044 (239K) [text/html]
> Saving to: `index.html.6'
> 100%[======================================>] 245,044     91.5K/s   in 2.6s
> 2010-04-11 17:45:12 (91.5 KB/s) - `index.html.6' saved [245044/245044]
> $ grep 'Results' index.html.6 > results
> $ wc -l results
> 753 results
> $ grep -i linux results  | wc -l
> 482
> $ grep -vi linux results  | wc -l
> 271
> $

  Grepping the -patches archives to see which platforms submitted patches get
testing on would also be interesting, but somewhat harder owing to the more
free-form nature of the text there.  Still, a two-to-one ratio of linux to
rest-of-the-world would be in line with my subjective impression: it's not
overwhelming the rest, but it's substantially the best tended-to.

  So, I certainly have the same feeling, but I think it's just inevitable that
the most popular platform gets the most support.


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