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Re: Objective-C bugs and GCC releases


From: Anthony Juckel
Subject: Re: Objective-C bugs and GCC releases
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:38:50 -0600

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 14:02:09 -0500 (EST), Daniel Berlin
<address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Adrian Robert wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Jan 25, 2005, at 9:22 AM, Robert Dewar wrote:
> >
> >> Adrian Robert wrote:
> >>
> >>> ...
> >>> Could there be a middle ground to holding
> >>> up releases for too long waiting for non-market-majority development
> >>> (a practice which led to the splintering of egcs in the past) on one
> >>> side and gradually but surely becoming a specialist C/C++ solution
> >>> on the other?
> >>
> >> I don't see the point here. Holding up the release does not somehow
> >> make more resources available for working on Objective-C. If there
> >> are people interested in objective-C, let them work on it. If not,
> >> I see no basis for holding up the release.
> >
> > Although it's a volunteer software project, it's also a software project.  
> > If
> > broader release criteria are chosen and some of the less popular ones are
> > holding up the release, those who are in a rush to have the release for 
> > other
> > features, and have time, might be encouraged to help work on what's holding
> > it up.
> 
> So in other words, you want others to do the work for you, by trying to
> hold *gcc* hostage.
> 
> > Whether that means actually writing code, or just being a little more
> > tolerant and/or timely in providing advice and guidance to those who _are_
> > writing the code, it means getting the job done quicker.
> 
> People have been very tolerant and timely in providing advice to people
> attempting to solve objective C issues.
> As has been pointed out, Richard told Zem how to fix this bug many months
> ago.
> 

This discussion has piqued my curiosity, so how would one interested
enough go for pointers on how to get started down the track to
grok'ing the objc frontend and how it fits into the compiler as a
whole?  Also, could anyone provide a link to the outstanding issues
with the ObjC frontend?

Anthony W. Juckel




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