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Re: Autoconf and Automake support for ObjC++

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Autoconf and Automake support for ObjC++
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:03:32 -0600
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According to Peter Breitenlohner on 7/22/2009 12:46 AM:
> On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Seconded, especially since autoconf already has ObjC and C++ support, so
>> you have two similar languages to borrow from.
> Hi Eric,
> attached is a patch implementing autoconf support for ObjC++.  As expected
> this was extremely straightforward and only marginally intrusive.

In general, I'm in favor of this patch, but you are right that it would be
nice to have some testsuite exposure to go along with it.  I have not yet
tested it much.  Also, let's make sure we don't repeat the C++ mistake -
if no suitable ObjC++ compiler is found, please make sure OBJCXX is set to
no, not g++.  (I didn't check if you did that).

> Maybe the patch is still in time for 2.64.  That would be very helpful for
> the Automake part of all that.  Attempting to implement automake support
> for
> ObjC++ without a released autoconf version providing the basics would be
> rather awkward.

I've already explained off-list why I think this patch is not in time, at
least not if I am able to release 2.64 this week as planned.  Sorry about

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