Configuring out obstacks

Jeffrey A Law
Wed Jun 14 09:55:00 GMT 2000

  In message < >you write:
  > Zack --
  >   I think it's great that you prepared these patches.  But, I think we
  > shouldn't do this just yet.  Here's my sentiment:
  >   o Turning off the obstack code increases the chances we'll break it.
  >     That will harm folks who are still dependent on it.
  > Instead, I think we should just force ourselves to convert the last
  > remaining front-ends: Chill and Java.  It's a largely mechanical
  > process, and then we can just remove all the obstack code for good.
Are we really ready to kill obstacks like that?

What about gpc or other front-ends that haven't been integrated?  Do we
decree that they can't use obstacks?  If we're going to do that, then we
need to open up the discussion to a wider audience than just gcc-patches.


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