PowerPC suboptimal "add with carry" optimization

Manuel López-Ibáñez lopezibanez@gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 13:30:00 GMT 2010


On 26 April 2010 14:42, Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Manuel López-Ibáñez
> <lopezibanez@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> What is to be done besides what you have done here but in a more
>>>> useful, structured manner? I am asking because we want to make things
>>>> simple but not simpler than they become more complex for us.
>>>
>>> Lots of stuff to read on that page, lots of info to supply,
>>> registering an account, specify all that system info and so on.
>>
>> I don't think it will take you much more than 15 minutes.
>
> There's been a long "why not contribute to GCC thread" so to point out
> the obvious...

I know. I started it. ;-)

> I guess that's the point, really. 15 minutes for what exactly? All the
> information is right there in the email Joakim sent. You are trying to
> make life easier for developers, not users or testers.

I think you misunderstood the thread then. More users and more testers
would be nice but we really need more developers (or people
contributing documentation, infrastructure support, etc). So making
life easier for developers is contributing. Making life harder for
developers is not.

You mention "reality" below. If you really want a particular bug
fixed, then you should try to help the developers to fix it. Reality
is that bugs that are not in bugzilla do not get fixed because
developers prefer to spend their time efficiently on well-structured
reports and on high impact bugs. So my comment is trying to help you
to increase the chances that your bug gets fixed. But if yourself
don't care, then why do you expect others do?

Cheers,

Manuel.



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