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Re: Proposed plugin API for GCC


On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Richard Guenther
<richard.guenther@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Gabriel Dos Reis
> <gdr@integrable-solutions.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 3:23 AM, Ludovic Courtès
>> <ludovic.courtes@inria.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> What about sticking to the current “API” instead, and explicitly marking
>>> as internal those parts that core developers know are still in flux?
>>
>> A guarantee of perpetual discussions of the same topic, over and over.
>> (meh, GCC-x.y.z just broke my plugins; this is unacceptable, blah blah bah.)
>
> Yeah. ?Btw, the alternative to a stable plugin API is embedded support of
> a scripting language (python, guile, etc.). ?That's of course just another
> supposed-to-be stable "plugin API". ?Both are sufficient for introspection
> and instrumentation tasks (a good test if the API is powerful enough is
> to implement mudflap with it).

Exactly right.  I had some hope that the plugins people would coalesce behind
David M.'s proposal as a starting point, but now I don't know if the plugin
case has any merit anymore :-/

-- Gaby


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