r225958 - Use the integrated assembler by default on 32-bit PowerPC and SPARC.
chandlerc at google.com
Wed Jan 14 19:08:58 PST 2015
On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:04 PM, Brad Smith <brad at comstyle.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I couldn't find any of these code reviews through simple
>> searching. They're probably there and I've just missed them, but I think
>> others may have missed them as well and also been confused. It would
>> have been nice to let people know this was landing now. Switching
>> between the integrated assembler and the system assembler is very often
>> a disruptive process. Doing it a few hours before 3.6 branches seems
>> like a *really* bad idea under any circumstances. This is the kind of
>> thing that should happen right after a release branches rather than
>> right before. We should at least make sure that 3.6 doesn't include this
> I switched it because all of the BSD's have already been using this
> on the 32-bit PowerPC side of the house for quite awhile now and that's
> where more or less all the testing and development has been going on
> for 32-bit PowerPC as far as I can see. The SPARC backend is still
> quite experimental and has rough edges. I could understand the concern
> if either backend was more or less 100% perfect or close to it but
> they're not. There is still a lot of work going on to make the relevant
> architectures usable and by usable I mean building a whole OS not
> just a few userland programs here and there.
FWIW, I still don't think it's reasonable to change strategy like this just
before cutting a release. I think that 3.6 shouldn't have this change so
that we can prepare for it in the run up to 3.7.
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