Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2008 17:54 UTC, submitted by RJop
General Development The GNU project has released version 4.3.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection. "The GNU project and the GCC developers are pleased to announce the release of GCC 4.3.0. This release is a major release, containing new features (as well as many other improvements) relative to GCC 4.2.x."
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RE[2]: ObjC?
by bousozoku on Thu 13th Mar 2008 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE: ObjC?"
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The GCC maintainers who work for Apple have basically been directed by Apple to stop working on the FSF GCC.
That includes the ObjC maintainer.

Rumors are that Apple plans to switch to a compiler based on LLVM.

It appears that nothing has been done to the ObjC front end in the past year other than updates required to keep it working with the rest of the compiler. So it's basically on life support. There's a regression suite, and it still passes those tests, but that is about it.


Personal experience with Apple's version of GCC has been a bit painful, as things don't always compile the same, as they do with versions on Linux or Windows.

Apple did use LLVM for revisions to OpenGL and they've been looking at using it for more code.

They did a lot of work to Objective-C to bring it to what they called Objective-C 2.0 and it would be nice if they would integrate it with the rest of GCC, but I don't think they care much.

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