Re[2]: [Gc] Merge with gcc?

Ivan Maidanski ivmai at mail.ru
Thu Aug 13 07:25:53 PDT 2009


Hi!

Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> Ivan Maidanski wrote:
> 
> > Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> Ivan Maidanski wrote:
> >>
> >>> Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> >>>> Is this a good time to merge the gc into gcc downstream?  People are
> >>>> asking for Win64 support.
> > 
> > Could you explain (at least to me) the meaning of "merge the gc into gcc downstream"?
> 
> The version of gc in gcc is old; I want to update it from the current
> gc tree.
> 
> Andrew.

You can't update gcc/boehm-gc without fixing, at least, gcj boehm.cc (because GC API has changed and because gcc/boehm-gc has some private extensions over the gc it had been forked from (v6.6)).

You doubt this is a good time to start working on boehm.cc changes. What are the reasons?

Bye.


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