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Re: Looking into LLVM



On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 20:21 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 10/26/2009 08:21 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > Which affects who?  koji certainly seems to be keeping up with the load.
> > 
> > What I'm trying to pry out of you is what you'd be hoping to accomplish
> > by using it.  The answer so far seems to be "I'd spend less time
> > building things, at the cost of some unknown amount of time invested in
> > fixing everything to build again".  That doesn't sound like progress.
> 
> Certainly status quo is easier.  Less time building things is a obvious
> benefit. We don't know the cost unless we try. Doing a scratch build
> similar to the FTFBS rebuilds is definitely worth trying IMO. Arguing
> that we should never try at all doesn't seem appealing to me.

Please don't put words in my mouth, I did not say "never try at all".  I
said that spending less time building things is only an obvious benefit
if we don't lose real functionality, and don't waste time placating the
compiler to get things to build.

But hey, if you're volunteering to run the experiment, go wild.

- ajax

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