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


From: Andreas Fink
Subject: Re: Which ObjC2.0 features are missing in the latest GCC?
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:21:44 +0100

> On 25 Nov 2019, at 11:18, H. Nikolaus Schaller <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> I know that I likely start a flame war, but watching the discussion from an 
> elevated point of view...
> 
>> Am 25.11.2019 um 10:30 schrieb Gregory Casamento <address@hidden>:
>> * Compatibility, much of the API is moving towards using blocks. Blocks *ARE 
>> NOT SUPPORTED* on GCC and aren't likely to be anytime in the near future.
> 
> Hm, where has our own creativity gone?
> 
> Fred mentioned that it could be possible to define some block wrapper macros 
> if some time is invested.
> It that works out, we do not make our decisions depend on gcc *not* 
> implementing something.
> 
> So this argument for moving to clang looks more like an excuse that we do not 
> work on our own gcc compatible solution, isn't it?
> 
> -- hns

using the same argument you can say we could use assember by creating some 
tools to output assembler first.
As David pointed out, its a  hell of a lot of work for no benefit and dragging 
along old workarounds which lead to problems and performance impacts.





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