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Re: RFA: implement ambiguous linespec proposal
> > I'm having second thoughts about this. Today it seems slightly crazy to
> > check in such a huge patch just before a release. Any other thoughts on
> > this?
> Maybe to formalize more the GDB releng process? I thought before branching
> any development is valid - like stage1 of GCC.
IMO, it is (allowed). A little bit of stabilization before the branch
would be nice, but we have the branch to do any stabilization, if
That being said, if the patch is huge and touches a sensitive part of
the debugger, we might be setting ourselves up for another situation
similar to what we got with the physname patch.
So, I'm personally 50-50 on this. If we want to compromise, we can
branch 7.4 without this patch, but start 7.5 shortly after (within
a few weeks, or a month after). I agree with Pierre that this is
a very nice improvement, so we should try to get it out in a release
sooner rather than later.