Support for different compilers

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at
Wed Feb 5 10:02:06 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-04 19:14, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> Sure, the real world is very messy, and in practice one often ends up 
> writing tests that looks like "are we using gcc on macosx?" but the 
> goal is to have an overall portable codebase, one that has a chance of 
> building out of the box on a system you've never seen before.  When 
> one day the Security-Hardened-BeOS-on-s390 team sends you an email 
> that the openjdk build "Just Works", then you can retire.

At least we can agree on such a thing not happening until my retirement. ;-)

More seriously: I do not consider quick portability to obscure platforms 
as a requirement that trumps ease of development and maintainability for 
existing platforms.


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