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Re: gcc-in-cxx branch created
- From: "Doug Gregor" <doug dot gregor at gmail dot com>
- To: "Ian Lance Taylor" <iant at google dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:17:52 -0400
- Subject: Re: gcc-in-cxx branch created
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On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:01 AM, Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As I promised at the summit today, I have created the branch
> gcc-in-cxx (I originally said gcc-in-c++, but I decided that it was
> better to avoid possible meta-characters). The goal of this branch is
> to develop a version of gcc which is compiled with C++. Here are my
> presentation slides in PDF format: http://airs.com/ian/cxx-slides.pdf .
I, personally, think this would be a great step forward from a
maintainability perspective, especially if we use those C++ features
that can help eliminate many of the macros we currently have in GCC.
The first step seems to be to make sure that GCC compiles as C++ now
(I know there's been work in this direction), and for us to make sure
that this property is maintained in the mainline compiler. The C++
front end would be a good place to start moving toward C++.