[Bug other/19165] (Natural) language independent error / warning classification

manu at gcc dot gnu.org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Wed Mar 27 00:59:00 GMT 2013


--- Comment #18 from Manuel López-Ibáñez <manu at gcc dot gnu.org> 2013-03-27 00:59:43 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #17)
> (In reply to comment #16)
> > 
> > If you have some developer power to spare, it may be worthwhile to try to
> > tackle this yourself. Otherwise I am afraid this will never be implemented in
> > GCC. The patch in comment #10 is very rough and outdated, but the idea is
> > simple. Copy diagnostic.c to diagnostic-xml.c and start modifying the output
> > functions to emit XML.
> Probably, I can spare some time, but I don't have time to spare and be bothered
> with all the copyright assignments and other bureaucracy related things.

Unfortunately, and from my own experience, I completely understand your
position. Worse, the amount of bureaucracy required seems to be random. I would
suggest to give it a token try, by sending an email to both gcc@gnu.gcc.org and
assignments@gcc.org, perhaps trying to opt for a copyright disclaimer instead.
See http://gcc.gnu.org/contribute.html#legal
If you find the process too troublesome, well, nobody can said you didn't try. 
But it would be good to announce your decision to give up in both mailing
lists, as it is difficult to estimate how many people don't contribute to gcc
just because of the bureaucracy (Although I believe the number to be larger
than the number of current contributors, sadly).

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