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[Help-smalltalk] Re: GNU Smalltalk 2.2 release announcement

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] Re: GNU Smalltalk 2.2 release announcement
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:06:07 +0100
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You can develop GNU Smalltalk modules with other compilers.  It's
just the VM that needs GCC, and it's pure C (not C++).
I'm sure all technical issues can be worked around. But I'd rather not develop what might (or might not) end up being an extensive set of micropatches.

I meant that you most likely have a different source tree for GNU Smalltalk than for your modules. Compile the former with GCC, the other with what you like.

If you need patches to make the GNU Smalltalk *headers* portable to other compilers, it should be easy and I'm all for incorporating them. If you want to write patches to make GNU Smalltalk compilable with other compilers than GCC, I don't expect you to do it but again I'm all for it.

I'll stick with 2.1.12 or, more probably, drop GST.
It's the political aspect of requiring GCC, which is not the main compiler on some platforms out there, that annoys me

I can assure it's not political. I'm not using GCC extensions "just because they exist".


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