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Re: make existing mips files multi-ABI
Andreas Jaeger wrote:
Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com> writes:
How about letting the rest in, while I investigate what (if anything)
needs changing in these headers?
Ok - but let's wait for Uli's comments first.
Who cares what Uli thinks? He is not looking at this in an
objective or rational manner. He has already passed
judgment and apparently will not listen to any reason. I
don't think he has the right to reject code on superfluous
reasons such as he doesn't like the ABI or the way it looks.
At the very least, I'd like hear that someone else agrees
with him based on his points. I find that, in each
objection, his comments are petulant and have no
argumentative merit. Alexandre has continued to make every
effort to satisfy Uli, but it seems it is still not good
enough for him. Why can't he be a little more open to
compromise? This is, after all, not his project alone.
Yes, I know that he made a significant amount of
contributions to glibc2, but that doesn't mean he owns the
code. Instead of whining about the mips ABI and code
readability, why not make reasonable, constructive
suggestions on what he feels needs to be done? Also, what
is achieved by doing an implementation which is totally
divergent from accepted standards (however broken he may
feel they are)? Isn't it a goal to be compliant with
generally accepted platform standards?
I've been lurking on this list for awhile now, so I'm not
just "trolling". Also, I am not a glibc contributor, mostly
because my plate is full in other areas. However, as a user
and supporter of glibc, I feel that I have the right to make
my opinion known. This is not my opinion alone, as I know
many others who grow weary of Uli's arrogance and
unwillingness to cooperate with contributors for other
platforms which are not as popular as sparc*/ppc*/axp/x86*
(his little tirade back at the beginning of January is
case&point). Doesn't the glibc homepage make it quite clear
that one of the current goals/projects is to port glibc to
other platforms/operating systems? I see Alexandre's work
as a step in that direction, in that it rounds out a port
which has been, up until now, incomplete. Am I wrong in
( Flame away if you want, I don't care :-P )