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Re: dragonegg in FSF gcc?


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Jack Howarth <howarth@bromo.med.uc.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 08:47:54AM +0200, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>> On 12 April 2010 00:38, Dave Korn <dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > On 11/04/2010 22:42, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>> >
>> >> [ ... ] lack of test results in some platforms does not mean
>> >> that GCC developers are uninterested on supporting those platforms and
>> >> much less that they are against supporting those platforms. The GCC
>> >> community haven't forbidden anyone from contributing to support any
>> >> platform in GCC.
>> >
>> > ?I don't know who you're talking to, but it sure isn't to me or about
>> > anything remotely like anything I said. ?Put your straw man away.
>>
>> I am just trying to negate what a casual reader might conclude from
>> Jack's original comment about gnulinux mono-culture and your analysis.
>> I understand that you (and perhaps even Jack) do not actually mean to
>> say that but the above sentiment is out there, specially among
>> bsd/darwin users, so let's try not to reinforce it.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Manuel.
>
> Manuel,
> ? What I meant to say was that the reality of the situation is
> that 90%+ of the code (by line) is probably created by paid
> employees and the way things have shaken out has placed the bulk
> of those on linux. So FSF gcc will have to go out of its way to
> try to limit the monoculture tendencies that this will naturally
> cause. The llvm project has this issue probably less for linux
> than for other surviving platforms (like Solaris, etc).

Err, well.  I do not see how most of the code is OS specific
anyway - there is _very_ little code in GCC that is OS specific.

Richard.

> ? ? ? ? ? ?Jack
>
>


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