Configuring out obstacks
Jeffrey A Law
Wed Jun 14 09:55:00 GMT 2000
In message < 20000614094226N.firstname.lastname@example.org >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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