Your proposed change to loop.c
Jeffrey A Law
Wed Jun 30 23:15:00 GMT 1999
In message < 19990624003357R.firstname.lastname@example.org >you write:
> >>>>> "Joern" == Joern Rennecke <email@example.com> writes:
> >> I can see that this could cause general chaos. Do I have it
> >> right so far? Is that the bug?
> Joern> One of the bugs.
> OK. What are the others? Is fixing this one likely to get us past
> the current roadblock? Isn't it reasonable to fix one bug at a time?
Precisely, let's go after one bug at a time. Trying to fix all of them just
gets us a tangled mess of interrelated patches.
> I believe it to be well understood that s/he who contributes code
> implicitly agrees to help fix problems directly resulting from that
> code, for some reasonable time thereafter. Don't you agree?
Precisely. This is the only for gcc to work.
On the subject of machines, it is worth noting that Joern works from our
UK office, and it is entirely possible we've got a hardware shortage out
there right now. Though I would expect it to be possible to find time on
a sparc or x86 to do testing.
> So, we have a choice. Work together and fix the problems, or, sadly,
> undo your hard work of the previous week so that we can make progress.
> I am very much trying to help you get your work checked in, but I need
> some help from you so that I can understand what's going on.
I couldn't agree more.
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