Posted Oct 26, 2006 0:08 UTC (Thu) by viro
In reply to: sparse
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
OK, now you've got me curious; I was refering to aforementioned
"RMS's stand", but my impression was that it had been blocking
cleanup efforts (== lead to increased and harder to fix mess)
and that its rationale had been at least related to such scenarios
As for sparse... There is a kinda-sorta-not-really attempt at
backend, but no, I wouldn't expect it to really work unless somebody
puts serious effort into resurrecting it. Jeff Garzik is making
threatening noises of that sort once in a while, but that's about
it. There is linearizer and it does get more attention than
backend, but I hadn't looked at it lately.
Of course the lack of ancient cruft helps; no arguments here.
However, it had been my impression that RMS did at least slow
the cleanup, so IMO the point still stands. And if the Stanford
has moved away from gcc, well... then we have nothing gcc-derived
(and used) in that area at all...
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