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Re: Why not gnat Ada in gcc?

On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Robert Dewar wrote:
> But the number of people making changes to the core of the front end of
> g++ is quite small, indeed no larger than the group making changes to
> GNAT. And that I think is quite expected.

I beg to disagree.

% grep @ $GCC/gcc/gcc/cp/ChangeLog | sed -e 's/.*<\(.*\)>/\1/g' |sort -u |wc -l

With about 10 duplicate entries due to varying e-mail addresses that makes
more than 60 code contributors this year alone!

Plus, there is a significant point I'm missing in this discussion:

As soon as any change to the C++ frontend of GCC happens, everyone on
this planet (with Internet access) immediately can test that with his
projects/on his platforms.

This has proved incredibly useful in the past, and let's not forget that
the GNU project not only consists of developers, but also of users! does not appear in cp/ChangeLog, but I am
tempted to believe that I have contributed a non-negligible amount of
time and effort in performing tests, generating test cases, and filing
and following bug reports!

Gerald "Jerry"

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