[PATCH] Delete GCJ

Iain Sandoe iain_sandoe@mentor.com
Thu Oct 6 17:10:00 GMT 2016


> On 6 Oct 2016, at 17:56, Rainer Orth <ro@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE> wrote:
> 

>>>> this assumption may not hold, though: in Solaris 11+ where libgc is
>>>> bundled, both 32 and 64-bit libs are present, as always.  I'd also claim
>>>> that for multilib testing in general, it's bad to test different
>>>> multilibs with different configurations, so I'd rather have people doing
>>>> multilib testing obtain all variants of libgc.
>>> 
>>> likewise on Darwin, people may well build “fat” libraries, and I also
>>> would encourage testing of m32/m64,
>> 
>> so you both prefer to hard-fail if any of the libgc variants needed for the
>> multilibs is missing?  Maybe force this behaviour with --enable-objc-gc=yes, and
>> skip those which are not available with -enable-objc-gc=auto?
> 
> I wouldn't hard-fail, but completely disable objc-gc with an appropriate
> warning.  The Objective-C maintainers may have other preferences, though.

that seems a reasonable strategy to me too (disable that capability when the library is not present) - I suspect that most people do not usually build with GC support anyway (but no firm statistics to back the hunch).

Iain



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