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Re: PING: gimplifier ICE fix / broken GCC 4.0

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: PING: gimplifier ICE fix / broken GCC 4.0
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 21:29:41 +0100

wrote on 25.01.2005 20:39:02:

> > find important because you say so.  We understand that you are very
> > passionate about it, but you need to find a more productive way to 
> > support for Objective C.
> [we aren't making ourselves look very good here gnustep guys...]
> Out of interest, I though this issue was all going away because Apple
> would be folding their changes back into the main GCC and thus their 
> developers would always be working on ObjC and making sure it was 
> as they rely on it themselves. Is this not the case ?

Apple maintains it's own branch of GCC (apple-ppc-branch) which is again 
different from what Apple has inhouse and ships. This branch is a kind of 
"ski jump" for code from apple that is going to be fed back into GCC 
mainline (at least that's my understanding of it). From time to time this 
branch gets synced with mainline but then again this is not happening to 
often. Also this branch may contain Apple specific additions which would 
render it useless or broken on other platforms than Darwin-PPC (don't know 
of Darwin-x86 though). 

So: apple is feeding back, but piece by piece (and those pieces have to be 
approved by the responsible maintainers).

> -bat.

regards, Lars

P.S.: I never intended to start such a avalanche like this has turned out 
to be. Sorry.

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