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Re: severities of blocking bugs

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 04:42:37PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> > Nope.  A corner-case bug in a compiler may break compilation of a single
> > package.  The build failure of this package is a serious bug for this
> > package; it is not a serious bug for the compiler.

> Well, except that it seems to me that any code generation error in a
> compiler is a serious bug. ;)  But I understand the general point.
> I'm not sure I agree, but you're the release manager....

TTBOMK, we have never had a compiler in Debian that had *zero* relevant code
generation errors or ICEs.  So this sets a somewhat unrealistic standard for

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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