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Re: Criteria for GCC 4.0
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- To: stevenb at suse dot de
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 1 Jun 04 08:20:15 EDT
- Subject: Re: Criteria for GCC 4.0
Excuse me, but I don't think this is even desirable. We have the
special-purpose drivers for that and I would encourage people to use
them instead. In fact, I would much rather see that the 'gcc' driver
would be _only_ the C compiler.
Then how do you propose to do multi-language support? There are a
significant amount of large aviation projects that are doing mixed
Ada/C++ for example. The fact that each of these languages has a
different preferred driver program makes this a harder problem than it
should be. There would be similar problems with Java/C++.
Multi-language projects are likely to get increasingly common over
time and the best way to support them is to remove the special-purpose
drivers and have "gcc" handle all languages directly.