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Re: Some GNUstep discussions in other forums

From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: Some GNUstep discussions in other forums
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:53:57 +0000

On 25 Dec 2018, at 18:30, Bertrand Dekoninck <address@hidden> wrote:
>       - port rik to objc1 and have it  up-to-date on ppc.

Is this really a good use of your time?  One of the problems with GNUstep is 
the perception that we’re stuck with a 30-year-old framework and a 20-year-old 
version of a language (which is somewhat dated even in its latest incarnation). 
 If you care about PowerPC, why not work on supporting a modern Objective-C 
dialect on PowerPC, rather than on rewriting everything that you want to use in 
an archaic one?

As far as I know, clang should be able to target PowerPC and libobjc2 should 
run happily on PowerPC (though will be missing objc_msgSend and 
imp_implementationWithBlock unless someone wants to contribute the PowerPC 
assembly versions - they’re not that hard if you know the target assembly, but 
I have no interest in PowerPC so no motivation to learn another new ISA just to 
write a couple of dozen lines of code for it).


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