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Re: Objective-C bugs and GCC releases
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Nicola Pero <nicola at brainstorm dot co dot uk>
- Cc: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>, Helge Hess <helge dot hess at opengroupware dot org>,Steven Bosscher <stevenb at suse dot de>, gnustep-dev at gnu dot org, GNUstep Discussion List <discuss-gnustep at gnu dot org>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:04:15 -0800
- Subject: Re: Objective-C bugs and GCC releases
- Organization: CodeSourcery, LLC
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Nicola Pero wrote:
All the information which was passed out is "the Objective-C frontend
won't work in GCC 4.0" and as a happy cc1obj user without any issues so
far I think it is completely valid to ask for clarification even though
I'm not a GCC internals expert.
No such announcement was ever made. What Mark announced was that
Objective-C bugs would not be treated as release-critical. What this does
is to impose a time limit on getting Objective-C bug fixes into the
Mark should have put the spotlight on asking for help in fixing the bugs.
This is a large mailing list of ObjC users and developers and he could
easily get help.
I agree that I could have put a more positive spin on it: "if you will
step in help, then we can have great Objective-C in 4.0!" rather than
"if nothing happens, we may not have good Objective C in 4.0." However,
I did try to encourage people to submit patches at a couple of points.
Instead he chose to put the spotlight on explaining to this same large
mailing list of ObjC zealots why he doesn't care if Objective-C works or
not when he makes a release.
That is an overstatement. I've never said I didn't care: only that
Objective-C was not release-critical and that I would not hold up the
release on account of Objective-C.
I meant exactly what I said.
I really feel about this exactly as I feel about the SH port; I'd really
like for it to work, but if it doesn't happen, I'll go forward with the