[Gc] Merge with gcc?

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Aug 13 07:44:55 PDT 2009


Hi,

Ivan Maidanski wrote:

> 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.

> 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)).

OK.  We really need to get those merged back from gcc to the boehm gc
tree.  I can assure you that gcj does not want private extensions!

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

Because I have no idea what state the boehm gc tree is in.  For example,
I don't know if it is stable at the moment.

Andrew.



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