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Re: [PATCH] Use common linker script for all i386-pc systems

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use common linker script for all i386-pc systems
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:10:05 -0400

On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 17:15 -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> I appreciate a lot of work you put into the Apple CC support, but your  
> patch complicates the code a lot.  All features have a maintenance  
> cost.  Somebody will need to fix your code when it breaks.   
> Considering that it can only be tested on Darwin, I'm afraid it will  
> be vulnerable to bitrot.
> My patch simplifies things and allows further simplifications, some of  
> which could be beneficial to your effort.
> Perhaps it would be better if you split uncontroversial or simple  
> parts of your patch and submit them.  Also, maybe it would be better  
> to limit Apple support to the EFI platforms?  That would make your  
> patch less intrusive.

The original of this message can be found here:

There was no reply to that message.  It means that the Apple support was
committed despite my objections.  I wasn't the maintainer at the time,
but neither was Vladimir.  We should not do it again.

Pavel Roskin

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