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Re: Contributing LLVM.org patches to gud.el

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Contributing LLVM.org patches to gud.el
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:36:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> From: David Engster <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>,
>> address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:03:27 +0100
>> >I faced a similar disheartening intention (for quite different, but
>> >still political) reasons when I worked on bidi support.  I decided to
>> >disregard and proceed, and the result is before your eyes.
>> The crucial difference is that I could not have done this on my own, but
>> that I would have needed lots of help from the GCC project, most
>> importantly the willingness to actively support tooling based on GCC,
>> which in the end means opening up the compiler further.
> I think you greatly exaggerate your need for outside help and/or the
> obstacles you'd need to face when you would have asked for such help.

I don't think so. Let me quote one prominent GCC developer who is also
an Emacs user:

"As one of the GCC developers working during the last ten years on
reducing the gap between GCC and Clang, I would suggest that Emacs
developers who are happy with Clang should just use it to improve Emacs
(I'm also an Emacs user!) and those that are unhappy with Clang should
just join the GCC team and help us such that in some years, GCC could be
an alternative. Anything else is just noise." [1]

So it's all "just noise" unless I become a GCC developer. No thanks.


[1] http://lwn.net/Articles/629259, see last comment

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