[Gc] Merge with gcc?
aph at redhat.com
Thu Aug 13 07:44:55 PDT 2009
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.
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