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Re: Time to drop the pre-dump phase in the build?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Time to drop the pre-dump phase in the build?
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 02:17:10 -0500

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    > (3) Back when I last looked at it (admittedly a long time ago) 
    >     the dump code was both the largest single source of porting
    >     problems and a serious attractor of crash bugs.  

    Didn't hear about these in a while, perhaps several years.

20 years ago we needed to port the dumping code to various different
systems.  It was substantial work.  But it seems there have been no new
such systems in a long time, and that code seems to be stable.

Dr Richard Stallman
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