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SubjectRe: Compiling C++ modules
Kyle Moffett wrote:
> On May 2, 2006, at 11:19:35, Avi Kivity wrote:
>> I wasn't talking about modifying gcc to do the checking, rather using
>> language features so that the checks would happen during a regular
>> compile. That would mean we weren't dependent on somebody running
>> sparse with a configuration that triggers the bug, but those few who
>> compile the code before submitting the patch would get it
>> automatically checked.
> There's a reason that we tell all patch submitters to run "make C=1"
> on several configs before submitting patches. Besides, you seem to
> have a vast misunderstanding of LK development processes; we frown
> heavily on people who don't "compile their code before submitting the
> patch", it's not a rare thing at all.

That was tongue in cheek. Perhaps I should have added a smiley.

I follow lkml quite closely, even though I lack the time to contribute
in the areas that interest me.

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