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Re: Adding files for Ada
- To: Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>
- Subject: Re: Adding files for Ada
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk>
- Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 08:30:05 +0100 (BST)
- cc: <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
On Tue, 22 May 2001, Richard Kenner wrote:
> There is now a set of files for Ada that seem reasonable to add to the GCC
> tree. They would be in a separate (ada) subdirectory and no changes to other
> files are needed for them to work. If a machine does not already have GNAT
> installed, that subdirectory will not be configured in (because it's mostly
> in Ada).
> Both to pick a good date and because I'll be away from tomorrow until May 30,
> I propose adding the files on June 1.
> Are there any objections/issues to doing so?
Could you post a tarball of the exact files you propose to add and give
people a few days to comment on it first? There are plenty of aspects
people might comment on without needing to know Ada.
Is a testsuite included in this initial set of files?
Where do the runtime libraries go? In this subdirectory, or in
subdirectories of toplevel (the latter being where other languages place
Could all extant old GNAT releases be put up for FTP in
Will you be writing the documentation for doc/install.texi on how to
install the Ada compiler (including as a cross compiler or cross compiling
it to build it for a new target) and what you already need installed to do
Will you be adding GNU Ada web pages to gcc.gnu.org?
Will Ada have any new mailing lists on gcc.gnu.org, or just use the
Please remember to
* write an announcement for gcc-announce;
* add at least one GNATS category to all the necessary places for bug
reports for the Ada compiler;
* update update_web_docs (both in CVS and for gccadmin on gcc.gnu.org) to
build whatever manual the Ada compiler has, and
htdocs/onlinedocs/index.html to link to it.
Joseph S. Myers