Re: Bits from the FTPMaster meeting
Luk Claes wrote:
You apparently fail to see that building the packages on mips uncovers
bugs that would otherwise be there, but take a longer time to uncover on
the 'mainstream' platforms.
This is not generally true. There are are classes of bugs that appear on
different platforms _due to being different platforms_, not just because
they were latent bugs waiting to be discovered. I presume that packages
that require as much efficiency as possible (like Charles is implying in
his packages) are very likely to implement platform-specific
hacks/optimizations to run faster. It can be considered bad design, ugly
and whatnot, but it is irrelevant if nobody ever uses other platforms.