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Re: [objc-improvements-branch] About to start ObjC++
- From: David Ayers <d dot ayers at inode dot at>
- To: Ziemowit Laski <zlaski at apple dot com>
- Cc: discuss-gnustep at gnu dot org, gcc list <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Compiler Group <compiler-group at group dot apple dot com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 12:08:24 +0100
- Subject: Re: [objc-improvements-branch] About to start ObjC++
- References: <3BDB7AD8-4B7E-11D8-8A0Bemail@example.com>
Ziemowit Laski wrote:
This is just a friendly heads-up that the objc-improvements-branch,
previously used to integrate Apple's ObjC fixes into the mainline,
shall henceforth be used to develop the Objective-C++ front-end,
to be integrated into mailine 3.5 upon completion.
Thanks, I have a few questions which you could maybe address.
Will the objc++ frontend work with the GNU runtime?
If not, will you accept patches to the branch to make it work, even if
this entails restructuring the code in general (potentially even require
tweaking the NeXT/Apple runtime)?
Are there any other platform dependencies that you are already aware of
(i.e. other that the potential dependency on the Apple Runtime)?
IIRC, it was mentioned, that this is a new frontend which will make use
of some of the source files (e.g. objc-act.c) in the current objc
frontend. I expect that there are some tweaks needed, so we should
continue testing the objc frontend of the branch, right?
Are you planing to do the merge into mainline in coherent pieces or an
all-in-one merge as previously? (In which case, I would like to kindly
ask you to post not only meaningful ChangeLogs, but the patches to the
branch itself, please.)
Also, FYI, now that mainline is open again, I'm planning to bring some
of the cleanup patches and Class <Protocol> support from last year back
up to date, as soon as I can spare some cycles. (It might take two or
three weeks from now though.)