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Re: Looking into LLVM

On 10/26/2009 10:51 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 10/26/2009 08:21 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> Which affects who?  koji certainly seems to be keeping up with the load.
>> What I'm trying to pry out of you is what you'd be hoping to accomplish
>> by using it.  The answer so far seems to be "I'd spend less time
>> building things, at the cost of some unknown amount of time invested in
>> fixing everything to build again".  That doesn't sound like progress.
> Certainly status quo is easier.  Less time building things is a obvious
> benefit.

This is just myopia, though.  In isolation, yes, faster builds are nice.  But
if the faster builds result in poorer quality, then no, they're not a benefit.

> We don't know the cost unless we try. Doing a scratch build
> similar to the FTFBS rebuilds is definitely worth trying IMO. Arguing
> that we should never try at all doesn't seem appealing to me.

Go ahead and set that up.  Report the result back to us.


Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.
		-- Pratchett

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