[fpc-pascal] Re: Win64 SEH patch fixes some Firebird embedded bugs

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 10:25:53 CEST 2012

On 9-7-2012 10:07, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jul 2012, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
>>> Patience. These things take time.
>>> I've set the weels in motion.
>>> Michael.
>> Thanks.
>> I noticed some things do take time.. the thing is that without any
>> feedback is hard to guess whether something was forgotten, or wheels are
>> set in motion...
>> Let me put it another way: I've looked at mantis, the fpc mailing list
>> and the fpc-devel mailing list... is there some other place people can
>> keep track of this without having to pester devs to check whether their
>> pet peeve has been fixed already... instead of yesterday, which is
>> universally accepted as the proper date of implementing one's*)
>> requests ;)
> That would probably be a universe where the higgs-particle does not
> exist, and things can proceed at light speed.
Yep ;)

> To be clear: my remark was not meant as 'annoyed' or whatever.
> Laconic is more what I had in mind.
I understand - likewise in mine I tried to inject some humor to indicate
that I'm can still see the sunny side of things...

> To anwser your question about the 'other place':
> There is no other place. You did fine asking on this mailing list.
> The sole reasons this takes time is that a) it is a very invasive
> change, and we are by nature prudent.
> b) I am a busy man, and simply didn't bring up the subject yet as I had
> promised.

> It would not do to just apply/enable every patch at the whim of a person.
> The compiler would become unstable/unusable very quickly, and there
> would be no end to the complaints.
I never suggested anybody do that.

OTOH, the change in question is a fix for multiple known issues and as
far as I know has no bad side effects.

That's why I would have thought that, if the compiler test suite results
are ok, applying it to FPC trunk would be the ideal way to have more
people check if there are indeed no side effects.

Still, I'm sure we agree about the pros and cons in general... it's a
matter of preference how agressive/prudent you want to be and I'm not an
FPC dev so the decision isn't mine to take and the only thing I can do
is politely suggest and then back off ;)

> But we'll get there.
I'll leave you guys to it, then ;)


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