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Re: ObjC improvements and ObjC++
- From: Nicola Pero <nicola at brainstorm dot co dot uk>
- To: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 11:04:47 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Re: ObjC improvements and ObjC++
> Now that Apple's developers are happily banging away on Panther
> and Xcode and GCC 3.3, we have an opportunity to get local work
> on Objective-C into FSF GCC 3.4, and to get started on Obj-C++
> as well.
> However, the local changes are lengthy and somewhat intertwined,
> and it seems like excessive makework to try to separate and patch
> them into the trunk one at a time; so I'd like to have a relatively
> short-lived objc-improvements-branch to stage the changes, test
> them away from Apple's other local changes and on other platforms,
> with GNUstep, etc, and then move them into the trunk en masse.
Ok. Sounds nice. I'll try to gather a few GNUstep testers when the
branch reaches a mature stage.
> We will also need to work up a spec of just exactly what ObjC++
> is expected to do; we have an empirical understanding that says
> "C++ and ObjC objects are mutually oblivious", and "plain ObjC
> (modulo C) and plain C++ code both work unchanged", but that
> needs to defined more precisely.
It would be nice to include such spefication/documentation in GCC or as a
project "related" to GCC.