[J3] function references and optimization

Van Snyder Van.Snyder at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Oct 9 16:48:30 EDT 2018

On Tue, 2018-10-09 at 20:42 +0000, Bill Long via J3 wrote:
> I would say that the vendors cannot make “pedantic standard conforming
> optimization” the default.  But generally, Tom got it right. Pissing
> off the people paying the bills is bad business 

I suspect that no vendor's user community is homogeneous.  So each
vendor has to decide which smaller subset of customers to piss off.

There's no problem with offering optimizations that violate or extend
the standard, but hiding them behind useful-sounding euphemisms like
"aggressive optimization" isn't helpful to at least some subset of
users.  Deleting them altogether would piss off a larger subset.  It's
not obvious that requiring to request them explicitly would really piss
off anybody enough to stop paying the bills.

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