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Re: gcc extensibility
On 29 March 2012 17:52, Basile Starynkevitch wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:42:30 -0500
> Gabriel Dos Reis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I suspect that if plugins people want to make progress on this
>> recurring theme, they
>> will have to come up with a specification and an API. ?Otherwise, they have only
>> themselves to blame if their plugins break from release to release.
> They blame nobody if their plugins break from one release to the next. They take this
> incompatibility of GCC as part of their plugins developer's work.
> Again, a plugin writer by definition uses whatever interface is given to him.
For a mature plugin API, maybe.
But plugins in GCC are still new and still evolving, if plugin authors
won't help shape the API and offer their advice now then they the API
will never be useful.
Don't expect people who don't care about plugins to do all the work of
making writing plugins easier.