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Re: [RFC PATCH] Automatically check reproducability of ICE (if possible) and prepare testcase if reproducible

On Jan 23, 2004, "Zack Weinberg" <> wrote:

> I like the idea, but it needs to be generalized to handle languages
> that don't have any concept of preprocessing (fortran, ada, java).

*needs* to?  You mean, as a requirement for the change to get in?
Given that there's no way to create a single translation unit input
file for such languages, this would probably put an indefinite block
on this patch, and I think it would be nice to have it regardless of
other languages.

Even our bug reporting instructions are geared toward C and C++, and
this is not because we don't care about other languages, it's just
because creating self-contained bug reports is far more difficult for
such other languages.  If we can't express the procedure in a way
users are supposed to follow, how can you demand it to be implemented
in a program?

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