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Re: dragonegg in FSF gcc?
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 07:05:17PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 04/12/2010 04:18 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
>> Could anyone really believe that without being a grade A tinfoil-hat
>> wearing crazy? More precisely, could anyone capable of the kind of
>> rational thought processes that they'd need to have in order to be
>> able to make any kind of contribution to the GCC project really
>> believe that? I'm not convinced that we need to worry much about
>> what generic non-contributing internet kooks, trolls and idiots
> Unfortunately there is a great deal of people that are ready to drop
> sh*t on projects just because they are copyleft, and that doesn't help GCC.
> Of course, those are the same people that wonder "why" when a random
> company promises contributing some cool technology to a BSD-licensed
> project, and then changes their mind.
> We can indeed choose to ignore trolls; still, they exist.
I hope you don't think I was trolling in my initial post. Assuming
plugins will eventually be welcomed into the FSF gcc source tree in
general, there is a valid argument for having dragon-egg present with
a configure option that builds it if the proper llvm is available.