"Dependent on" ???
Posted Mar 10, 2007 1:42 UTC (Sat) by nix
In reply to: "Dependent on" ???
Parent article: Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
It seems that fixing this would be ridiculously difficult and not terribly
beneficial (how many programs have you seen that use computed goto? How
much effort is it worth going to to speed it up?)
I'd have kept it open, too, but there is so much low-hanging optimization
fruit in GCC that fixing fairly small one-platform optimization bugs in
rarely-used language extensions isn't going to get much attention at the
best of times.
GCC development actually works in much the same way everything else works
in the free software community: if you have a performance bug in a tiny
obscure feature it's probably not going to get fixed unless you fix it. A
noninvasive patch would probably have made it...
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