On Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 07:54:48 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
Yes, though I'd generally try in the main newsgroup first.
Regardless, the biggest thing is to make sure that it's in
bugzilla. That often is not sufficient, but without that, the
bug is in serious risk of being forgotten, and whenever anyone
brings up a bug and complains that it isn't fix and hasn't put
it in bugzilla, Walter basically tells them that it doesn't
exist until it's in bugzilla, because if it isn't reported,
then he and the rest of the compiler devs aren't going to know
But the reality of the matter is that getting ahold of anyone
in particular in the newsgroups can be hit or miss, and the
number of compiler devs isn't huge. So, sometimes, you have to
bring something up multiple times for it be seen by the right
people. And unfortunately, the nature of
newsgroup/forum/mailing list discussions is often essentially
bikeshedding in that the topics that need real attention often
get relatively little attention, because they're hard and/or
not many people know enough to get involved, whereas topics
that don't take much expertise and easy to have an opinion on
get a lot of attention. So, solitary posts on important topics
sometimes get missed.
- Jonathan M Davis
Ok. I'll consider. Thanks.