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Re: Move GDB to C++ ?
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at false dot org>
- To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- Cc: Vladimir Prus <vladimir at codesourcery dot com>, gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:13:12 -0400
- Subject: Re: Move GDB to C++ ?
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On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 09:42:28PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Vladimir Prus <email@example.com>
> > Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:10:37 +0400
> > I think this discussion went a bit wrong way -- trying to convince folks that
> > *investing effort* in converting to C++ is justified. However, I don't think
> > the proposal is about making folks not interested in C++ doing any work -- the
> > proposal is about allowing folks who do some specific work, and want to make
> > use of additional features C++ provides, to use those features, while not imposing
> > significant problems on the rest of contributors.
> Your being busy refactoring does impose a significant problem on me.
> We are members of the same team, so how you use your time while on the
> team is important to me.
Could you please expand on this idea?
Certainly the event of refactoring will have a big impact on all
contributors. That's at the moment of commit, and not before. So if
you think it's actively harmful, that's a different issue from the
one Vladimir is talking about here.
GDB is a GNU project, driven by volunteers and sponsored contributors.
And the sponsored contributors are volunteers from the perspective of
anyone outside the sponsoring organization. I don't understand the
objection to other people choosing to invest effort on something, even
if you think it's unimportant. Volunteer projects go where their
volunteers want to take them!
And I think one of the bit structural issues in GDB is that it's hard
for even active volunteers to take it to new places. I want to make