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Re: testing policy for C/C++ front end changes
- From: Joern Rennecke <joern dot rennecke at embecosm dot com>
- To: Sandra Loosemore <sandra at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: GCC <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 23:40:25 +0000
- Subject: Re: testing policy for C/C++ front end changes
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On 9 November 2014 23:13, Sandra Loosemore <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Forgive me if this has been raised before -- I tried searching the archives
> but couldn't think of good keywords that would weed out unrelated posts....
> I was checking the testing requirements for a C front end patch
> and noticed that the policy is to require a complete bootstrap for C
> changes, but not for C++. Given that GCC's implementation language is now
> C++, isn't that backwards?
Indeed, seem like a valid point to bootstrap for C++ changes.
But bootstrap for C changes appears still valid, too; we still got C source in
various places, like libgcc, and generator programs.