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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla1.2 on cygwin

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: tla1.2 on cygwin
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 17:21:47 +1100

On Sun, 2004-03-14 at 15:21, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: Robert Collins <address@hidden>
>     >> I happen to think that "careful use" is a complete solution to this
>     >> problem.
>     > It's already been shown to be inadequate. 
> No, it hasn't.

Let me rephrase: we've one user with a horked branch as a result of

>     > And with the current {arch} layout the side effects are bad.
>     > I think we need to provide some mechanism for users with broken systems.
>     > The question is: what approach is preferred by you (other than 'careful
>     > use'). Then, folk interested in using broken systems can implement that.
> A certain tasteful set of warnings and perhaps a per-user option to
> turn them into hard errors to catch some cases is fine.  There's no
> good reason to go changing {arch} layout or start changing the
> namespace.

I never suggested "changing {arch} layout or start changing the
namespace". And I find either approach to solving this abhorrent. I
maintain that we should catch or prevent this though.


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