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Re: ObjC improvements and ObjC++
- From: David Edelsohn <dje at watson dot ibm dot com>
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 14:04:10 -0400
- Subject: Re: ObjC improvements and ObjC++
>>>>> Mark Mitchell writes:
Stan> Now that Apple's developers are happily banging away on Panther
Stan> and Xcode and GCC 3.3, we have an opportunity to get local work
Stan> on Objective-C into FSF GCC 3.4, and to get started on Obj-C++
Stan> as well.
Mark> The overall plan makes sense to me -- but I don't think 3.4 is a
Mark> realistic target. Stage 1 for GCC 3.4 is already closed, and this is
Mark> inevitably going to be a major change. I'm also going to be staring at
Mark> the C++ changes very carefully before they go in; the basic "mutually
Mark> oblivious" strategy makes sense, but the devil is in those dang
Mark> details. (Overload resolution for Objective-C classes? Template
Mark> deduction? Etc.)
Is your comment about Stage 1 referring to the Objective-C work or
the Objective-C++ work? The Objective-C changes are very localized and
should be considered bug fixes.