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Re: Converting GCC to compilation with C++
- From: Mike Stump <mrs at apple dot com>
- To: Dave Korn <dk at artimi dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 15:34:53 -0700
- Subject: Re: Converting GCC to compilation with C++
- References: <NUTMEGiixjnzi95HfqR00000830@NUTMEG.CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
On Jul 13, 2004, at 4:11 AM, Dave Korn wrote:
There's one thing even more important than the issue of whether we
use C or a C++ compilers to build gcc, and that is that it should
possible to build gcc using the native/proprietary (non-gcc) tools
with a system
Most systems don't come with such tools, QED. It isn't a disaster.
What is a disaster, is not having gcc/g++ ported to the platform. This
is more likely than not, not an issue. Given that existence of such,
it is less than even a little interesting.
When they do, it is very common for people that want to use gcc, to not
actually have the system compiler if it is separate, and yet people
cope today with this case.
Please describe in greater detail, why this is a disaster, we just
don't see it. Use historical examples that are still relevant to
better support your claim.
How many times would this have impacted you in the past 5 years? How?