[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Dec 25 13:24:22 CET 2012

Sven Barth wrote:
> On 25.12.2012 11:32, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

>> Although I think the time is approaching when some CPUs- IA-64 etc.- and
>> OSes could usefully be moved into an "attic" subtree.
> They aren't compiled anyway, so they don't affect the compiler's 
> performance negatively.
> So it does not matter whether they are inside the compiler tree or 
> something else. And after all there could somebody who takes enough 
> interest to implement such a CPU... *cough* m68k *cough* ;)

Agreed. But combinations that don't compile meaningfully (e.g. the 
compiler targeting IA-64) or at all without at least backported patches 
(various RTLs including MacOS Classic, Amiga etc.) could IMO usefully be 
in compiler/attic and rtl/attic. In other words, anything in the main 
directories should compile and run, and if somebody spots that that is 
no longer the case then it's a candidate for being fixed.

Obviously this is a personal opinion. I for one am not trying to hector, 
badger, buffalo or otherwise irritate the coee team :-)

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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