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Enough already! (Re: PROPOSAL: Objective-C++ )
- From: "Timothy J. Wood" <tjw at omnigroup dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 15:01:47 -0800
- Subject: Enough already! (Re: PROPOSAL: Objective-C++ )
The proposal that was given was for incorporating Apple's ObjC++ into
the FSF repository. I don't mean to be a party-pooper, and I also have
a bunch of enthusiasm for seeing GCC ObjC gain some new features, but
this isn't part of the proposal.
Please don't distract from the (important!) issue of getting ObjC++
merged back into the FSF mainline by introducing a bunch of other
unrelated feature requests. There are a ton of features that could be
added to ObjC, some good, some not so good, but the absolute first
priority should be to get as much unity as possible between all the main
ObjC compiler branches.
I would say that the two top items in this vein are merging ObjC++
into the FSF repository and getting some sort of unity between the Apple
and GNU ObjC runtimes. Please focus efforts on these instead of
spending a bunch of energy thinking of and arguing about cool new
features and not getting anything done in the end.
The closer we can get having One True ObjC GCC implementation
(including runtime) the easier it will be to introduce new features.
Until then, introducing new features will just increase the disparity
between the GNUStep and Apple camps (thus diminishing the potential
growth of ObjC).
Anyway, that's my plea for sanity :)