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Re: Using C++ in gcc (was Re: [RFC] type safe trees)
- From: Geert Bosch <bosch at gnat dot com>
- To: Nathan Sidwell <nathan at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: paul at codesourcery dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org,Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>
- Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 14:51:37 -0400
- Subject: Re: Using C++ in gcc (was Re: [RFC] type safe trees)
- References: <10406251822.AA12074@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu> <40DC718F.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Jun 25, 2004, at 14:40, Nathan Sidwell wrote:
So far your only point has been that bootstrapping to a virgin system
would be harder. (a) it's hard full stop (b) the ada compiler is in ada
which appears to be a more complicated language than C++, and it
to do such bootstraps.
Right, and actually the latest port to IA64/VMS has implemented nearly
full Ada including tasking and exception handling, before we're even
close to bootstrapping the C compiler. I agree that reason seems very
However, I agree that the real issue is wether to take the first step
towards C++ or not, as the consensus is that once we take one step we'll
end up going all the way.