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Re: Move GDB to C++ ?

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 09:42:28PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From:  Vladimir Prus <>
> > 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
that easier.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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