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Re: GNU Objective-C runtime maintainer

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: Re: GNU Objective-C runtime maintainer
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:30:55 -0700

On Thursday, October 30, 2003, at 01:43 AM, Andrew Pinski wrote:

Would any one mind if I became the maintainer of the GNU Objective-C runtime? To me right now there looks like many patches "falling" though the cracks for
the library.
Right now there are 7 current bugs in GCC bugzilla filed against the runtime, 2 of these have patches which are small and will get approved right away after I become maintainer. My next step as maintainer I will make sure that the runtime
now gets broken when backend changes for ADJUST_FIELD_ALIGN.
The next after that will be trying spend some time convincing Apple to be able to merge their runtime with GNU's (mostly lawyer crap and some programming
as GNU objc does not have exceptions yet).

One of my proposes to add exceptions to the GNU runtime would be use the existing exception support in GCC as then it can change with the target and maybe be able
to cross languages (like to C++).


Thanks for discussing you thoughts about the future of the Objective-C runtime. I'd be happy to see someone take a more active role in fixing up the runtime.

As you may have seen, I've also sent a letter back to Zem and gcc about having a GNUstep developer be co-maintainer as well. I think with this, we would have more advanced notice of potential changes and be able to comment on them sooner. Let me know what you think of this.

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