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Re: Alternative: Source-Centric Approach [w/code]

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 06:57:00PM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi, John Goerzen wrote:
> > 1) Difficulty with, and speed of, buildd systems
> > 
> > 2) Difficulty of syncing testing across all archs given #1
> 2a) Bugs on "small" arch which blocks testing migration of "big" arch
> There are not many people who can do in-depth debugging on most small
> architectures, arch-specific gcc internals are less-well exercised and
> therefore more buggy, just recompiling gcc is a problem ...

Granted, gcc and libc can cause an inordinate amount of trouble there.
But in almost every other case, a bug in a "small" arch is a genuine bug
in the program that should be fixed, and usually is not exceptionally
hard to find.

-- John

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