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Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 16:03:13 +0200
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On 08/08/2018 03:54 PM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>> Again, this isn't fair. You cannot expect having to step up as a maintainer
>> just because they are users of some code.
> Not every user has to step up, but someone has to step up. Someone
> has to take care of the code, and using the fair-unfair approach,
> it would not be fair to ask existing maintainers to maintain a target
> they are not interested in either.

Again, I understand the problem, it's not the first time I am having
such a discussion. There was a similar one regarding POWER5 support
in Golang [1] and the SPE backend in gcc [2].

The problem is just that we are talking about code here that people
are actively using so I'm not sure what the alternatives are.


> [1]
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