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Re: is it time to mass change from .c to .cc in gcc/ ?

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 7:20 AM, Trevor Saunders <> wrote:
> Hi!
> To be clear I only want to talk about gcc/**/*.c but *not* testsuite/
> The Question of changing from .c to a more standard C++ file extension
> has come up a couple times.  I believe its reasonable accurate to say
> the consensus is moderately in favor of doing this at some point.  The
> biggest concern was of course being able to access pre rename history
> easily.  I know git will either handle this by default or with an option
> depending on the command, and svn claims it can handle renames so we
> should be good on that front.  The other question was if we should wait
> to do this at the same time as a reorganization of directory structure.
> That was back in august 2013, about a year and a half ago, and we
> haven't done it or really moved forward with a plan to do it.  It seems
> to me that if we do this part now we can then deal with moving files
> into directories later piece by piece and not need to move everything at
> once.  If we want to go ahead with renaming we should pick a time, I
> think some people have advanced the idea of doing it just after a
> branch, on the other hand last year we held off on the big gimple
> refactoring until after the branch had released a .1.
> thoughts?

I see no value in doing this but making branch maintainance awkward.


> Trev

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