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Re: Libffi merge [Was Re: [patch] powerpc libffi Net/FreeBSD ]
- From: Anthony Green <green at moxielogic dot com>
- To: Andrew Haley <aph at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Dave Korn <dave dot korn dot cygwin at googlemail dot com>, Andreas Tobler <andreast-list at fgznet dot ch>, GCC Patches <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Java Patches <java-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, libffi-discuss at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 08:06:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: Libffi merge [Was Re: [patch] powerpc libffi Net/FreeBSD ]
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Andrew Haley wrote:
Configury like this just hasn't been merged back into GCC. The version
number in GCC is mostly irrelevant as GCC doesn't install libffi; it is
simply incorporated in its entirety into libgcj. Ideally the configury
should be merged, but as you've no doubt discovered, this isn't a simple
task. If you think we should update selected parts of the configury in
GCC then I can do that.
Questions for Anthony Green:
1. I don't understand the libffi version numbers. Can you give
me any explanations? It seems to be 3.0.8 upstream but 2.1 in gcc,
but this doesn't seem in any way to correspond with reality.
2. What's with the ChangeLog.libffi and ChangeLog.libgcj files?ChangeLog.libgcj goes back to when libffi was first packaged with
libgcj. It shouldn't be used anymore. See gcc/zlib/ChangeLog.gcj for
ChangeLog.libffi are changes that have been made manually to libffi
outside of the GCC tree. It's reasonable to delete entries from
ChangeLog.libffi as they are committed to GCC and merged back into libffi.