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Re: Which ObjC2.0 features are missing in the latest GCC?


From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: Which ObjC2.0 features are missing in the latest GCC?
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2019 14:25:32 +0100


> Am 24.11.2019 um 10:11 schrieb Max Chan <address@hidden>:
> 
> I would like to add another plus for dropping GCC: if we want any hope for 
> Swift interworking, we have to use clang as the compiler.
> 
> Apple have no plan to provide any GUI support on Linux version of Swift. If 
> we have Swift interworking, even though we may have to drop our own libobjc, 
> Foundation and CoreFoundation in favor of Apple’s release, the GNUStep GUI 
> package can provide the replacement AppKit that Apple’s Swift release lacked.

This is an interesting plan, but one not shared by many GNUstep developers. For 
me it is fine if you set up a Foundation replacement that is based on Apples 
CoreFoundation code and I am even willing to help you to get GNUstep gui 
working with this setup, but I would never contribute myself to this 
development and don’t see it as part of GNUstep. You see, GNUstep as a 
community is a very broad concept. Some of us are willing to work on a desktop 
environment others are into obscure hardware support. But the base of GNUstep 
are the libraries that allow writing or porting ObjC applications in a 
completely free environment. The direction you are heading for is in my view 
outside of that scope.




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