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Re: Make ppc64 secondary arch - don't block builds (was: Dealing with ppc64 BRs)



Jesse Keating writes:
 > On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 17:16:06 +0100
 > Andrew Haley <aph redhat com> wrote:
 > 
 > > Bugs found when chasing down portability problems are often real
 > > bugs, not just non-portable code.  For that reason, 100% of our
 > > users benefit from portable code, not just the 1% who use minor
 > > architectures.  It's in everyone's interest that Fedora code is
 > > real C (or C++).
 > 
 > But when that bug doesn't effect the majority of our user base,

How do you know until you have analyzed the bug?  Every bug revealed
during portability testing is potentially a real bug on the primary
arch.

 > do those users really care?  Should the?  Yes.  Do they?  No.  "It
 > works for me and my major arch, why should I care that it broke on
 > your silly arch?"

You are painfully close to assuming that our users are fools; I don't
believe it.

Andrew.

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