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Re: port some changes from master to branch-2.5

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: port some changes from master to branch-2.5
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:14:54 -0500 (EST)
User-agent: Alpine 1.00 (DEB 882 2007-12-20)

Hi Akim,

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010, Akim Demaille wrote:

> > I think we should roll 2.4.2 soon.  I can do it if you're too busy.  
> I don't see when I would do it :( I'm sorry I failed you on this one, I 
> meant to release it some time ago.  But never managed to spend enough 
> time on it.

Don't worry about it.  I've been preoccupied as well.

> Please, proceed whenever you fee like doing it.

Ok, thanks, I'll do that soon.

> > Maybe we should just postpone the survey until after 
> > the 2.4.2 release.
> Yes, maybe we should.

Ok, I won't include it in 2.4.2.

> At Gostai, we recently discovered 
>  I've not used it yet, but it looks very nice.

I just took a quick look.  It does look nice, but I don't see any mention 
of the source code, so I'm guessing the FSF would not approve.

> > In any case, I'm growing less inclined to ask our users for permission to 
> > move to C99 in the front-end.  I've been finding it difficult to resist on 
> > the 2.5 and master branches.  C99 is over a decade old, so I think we 
> > should feel free to move forward.  Of course, I understand that the 
> > backend is a different issue.
> I concur.


> Actually, the other question is moving to C++ :)

Yep.  I'm thinking 2.7 or later seems like a good target.  Definitely not 

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