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Re: Some GNUstep discussions in other forums


From: Patryk Laurent
Subject: Re: Some GNUstep discussions in other forums
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:08:36 -0500

Hi David,

a language (which is somewhat dated even in its latest incarnation). 

I would love to know your thoughts with respect to that point, if you'd care to share (off list if you'd prefer). Or might you have a talk/article you could point me to?

Regards,
Patryk

On Dec 26, 2018, at 06:53, David Chisnall <address@hidden> wrote:

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).

David


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