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Re: ObjC improvements and ObjC++
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: David Edelsohn <dje at watson dot ibm dot com>
- Cc: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: 08 Jul 2003 11:28:19 -0700
- Subject: Re: ObjC improvements and ObjC++
- Organization: CodeSourcery, LLC
- References: <200307081804.OAA31558@makai.watson.ibm.com>
On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 11:04, David Edelsohn wrote:
> >>>>> 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.
I'm sorry for being unclear.
I agree -- bug fixes for Objective-C are no problem. It's the new
Objective-C++ language that I think needs to wait until Stage 1 of GCC
Mark Mitchell <email@example.com>