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Re: Ada files now checked in


On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 12:56:03PM -0400, dewar@gnat.com wrote:
> <<Yes, I noticed that.  I am fairly confident they could be rewritten
> using regular expressions, in say Perl.  Perhaps we could stop there,
> if you're okay requiring Perl (this is already the case for people
> wishing to generate manpages).  Or, translating a short Perl program
> into C is not *that* hard.
> >>
> 
> Well our policy is not to use perl for anything at all, so this is
> definitely not something we would maintain.

Fair 'nuff.

>  On the other hand if we
> have reasonably documented, reasonably maintain C versions, then we
> could just get rid of the Ada versions if this really would help things.
> (the reason we prefer not to use perl, is that we have found it very
> hard to maintain).
> 
> we here = ACT, and the point is that it is cleaner and reduces work
> if ACT is using a more similar build approach internally.

Of course.

Let's see if we can't get the in-Ada versions built safely during the
bootstrap, first.  If not, I'm willing to contribute C versions, time
permitting.

zw


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