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Re: upgrading GCC 4.1 branch
>>> The major problem is C++ frontends.
>> What do we have that needs C++?
> In base? groff is the biggest issue, because it's big and messy and
> sane people don't want to go near it.
:-) Is there a publicly available spec for the *roff language? I'd
like to have a look and at least consider building an implementation in
C. (When I find my code in tones of trouble, / Friends and colleagues
come to me, / Speaking words of wisdom: "Write in C".)
> But realistically there are enough C++ things in pkgsrc that if
> there's no C++ compiler in base, there will always be one installed
> in /usr/pkg, which doesn't seem like much of an improvement.
It does to me. You could say similar things about perl, or GNU make,
or various other things - but they're not in base and I don't think
they should be. (Besides, except for manpage formatting, I don't think
*I* use anything requiring C++... :-)
> Convincing the world to migrate onward from C++ is an option too, in
> the long run, but that requires first inventing a credible migration
Moving our C++ compiler to pkgsrc might provide a little incentive....
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