testing policy for C/C++ front end changes

Sandra Loosemore sandra@codesourcery.com
Mon Nov 10 15:29:00 GMT 2014

On 11/10/2014 05:03 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 5:50 AM, Jeff Law <law@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 11/09/14 16:13, Sandra Loosemore wrote:
>>> https://gcc.gnu.org/contribute.html#testing
>>> and noticed that the policy is to require a complete bootstrap for C
>>> changes, but not for C++.  Given that GCC's implementation language is
>>> now C++, isn't that backwards?  I'm not trying to weasel out of the
>>> extra work for my patch, just curious if the web site guidelines have
>>> gotten bit-rotten after the switch to C++, or if the SC did indeed
>>> consider the issue already and the published policy is accurate.
>> They've bit-rotted a bit.  Interested in cons-ing up an update?
> Bootstrap should now be required for both C and C++ FE changes
> _and_ for libstdc++ changes as well given we start to pull in
> libstdc++ headers during bootstrap.

Hmmmm.  How about the attached patch?  I also added a blurb about 
target-specific patches that I think reflects current practice.


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