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Converting GCC to compilation with C++
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, nathan at codesourcery dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 10:26:45 -0700
- Subject: Converting GCC to compilation with C++
- Organization: CodeSourcery, LLC
Nathan asked what the SC made of his proposal to use (a subset of) C++
for compiling GCC.
There's been no formal decision, but it looks like the discussion has
pretty well wound down into a stalemate. Many of the members seemed
open to the idea, but some suggested that we should demonstrate some
major improvement derived from using C++ on a branch before making a
In addition, RMS stated that the use of C++ was unacceptable for the GNU
Project, at least for programs that are presently written in C. Let's
please not discuss this here; whether you agree or disagree, please
contact RMS directly, or find a GNU discussion group somewhere -- this
list is for things to do with GCC.
Nobody seemed to object with making modifications to the source so that
it could be compiled
with a C++ compiler, which is a first step in any event, so I think
people should feel free to proceed with that.
For now, it looks like we'll stick with ISO C.