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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Lynn Winebarger
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 08:15:18 -0400

On Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 11:47 PM Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> wrote:
> Requiring a C++ compiler to build Emacs is a big practical
> disadvantage.  Including C++ code in Emacs will be an obstacle for
> people such as me to debug or write code.  That is independent of what
> jobs the C++ code is used to do.

Could you elaborate on why this is an issue when C++ infrastructure
(including GNU C++ infrastructure) is so widely available?  There is a
lot of infrastructure code written in C++, evidently including GUI
frameworks, so it's not like this decision is cost free.


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