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Re: Interesting discussion on gcc about objc

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: Interesting discussion on gcc about objc
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:05:52 +0200 (CEST)

> Not to spark a flame war here, but I've had some serious questions in
> my mind as to the GCC project's ability or willingness to help since
> the project seems entirely focused on endlessly improving the C, C++
> and Fortran front-ends and doesn't work on ObjC at all.

I think GCC has been really keen on supporting ObjC and ObjC++.

They have entire testsuites that test the languages, and make no changes
that ever break it.  It's remarkable how hard they support it given that
none of them uses it. ;-)

What we need to realize, in my view, is that the "GNU Objective-C Compiler"
and the "GNU Objective-C Runtime" can only be maintained by the "GNU 
People".  And the "GNU Objective-C People" is mostly us (GNUstep), the people
on this mailing list! ;-)

As gnustep-make is mostly complete and feature-full (and so I can maintain it 
with low overhead), I have personally decided to give part of my 
attention (for the foreseeable future) to Objective-C support in the FSF GCC
and in the FSF GNU Objective-C runtime library.


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