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Re: Bug Database?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Bug Database?
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:26:43 +0200
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Frank Schmitt <address@hidden> writes:

> Nick Roberts <address@hidden> writes:
>>  >     As a point of reference GDB has 1218 open bugs in its
>>  >     database and still gets released roughly on a six monthly
>>  >     cycle.
>>  > 
>>  > I suspect it means there is insufficient priority to fixing GDB bugs.
>> It depends how you measure things.  They have more people using a
>> recent version of GDB and more people fixing bugs.  There's a clear
>> message: if you want it fixed for the next version then you may
>> have to fix it yourself.
> Which results in the fact that gdb is since years completely unusable
> for C++ programs relying on templated functions (so basically all C++
> programs which aren't just pimped C). 

One could argue that C++ was more in need of fixing than GDB...
Unfortunately, C++ got standardized before we could standardize GDB.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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