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Re: [PATCH 09/36] floatformat.h: Wrap in extern "C".

On 02/14/2015 05:29 PM, Doug Evans wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 3:49 PM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:
>> On 02/09/2015 11:35 PM, Andrew Pinski wrote:
>>> Why is not needed for GCC building with C++ compiler?
>> Because it doesn't include it.
>> The header of the file claims it is part of GDB, though MAINTAINERS
>> nowadays says that everything under include/ is owned by GCC.
> Wait, what?
> The actual wording is:
> "The rule is that if the file exists in the gcc tree then gcc owns it."

I was paraphrasing, and simplified it.  That distinction seems
irrelevant to me here because the file does exist in the gcc tree.
It's necessary to build libiberty (for libiberty/floatformat.o).

It's a fact that the header claims it is part of GDB:

/* IEEE floating point support declarations, for GDB, the GNU Debugger.
   Copyright (C) 1991-2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This file is part of GDB.

I guess it should say that it is part of libiberty instead.

> It originated from this thread,
> That's not the first message in the thread, but that's where
> I remember wanting to see something written down.
> Perhaps kinda unfortunate for things like include/gdb/gdb-index.h.
> But at least it's a rule that can be expressed in one sentence,
> and I don't think it's been a problem.

I'm confused -- I didn't say it was a problem, nor expressed any
concern with the rule.  I just was pointing out facts.

ISTM that the procedure here is to push this change first through
the gcc repo first, and then merge it to binutils-gdb git.  Is that

Pedro Alves

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