FreeBSD Port: gcc-126.96.36.19991117
Loren James Rittle
rittle at latour.labs.mot.com
Mon Nov 30 20:54:19 UTC 2009
In article <alpine.LSU.1.99.0911221528550.20270 at acrux.dbai.tuwien.ac.at>, Gerald Pfeifer<gerald at pfeifer.com> writes:
> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Douglas Thrift wrote:
>> I'm currently working with a friend on a new project
>> (http://www.cycript.org/) that uses Objective-C++ for its bindings to
>> GNUstep. Would it be possible to add a knob or something to the gcc
>> ports to enable Objective-C++ support?
> The best approach would be checking with upstream why Objective-C (and
> Objective-C++) are not enabled by default on FreeBSD, which I believe
> is a change from earlier versions. Loren, do you know?
> In general, I'd be open to add something to the lang/gcc45 (preferred
> initially) and lang(gcc44 ports if you'd like to suggest a patch, Douglas.
I just returned to the office (and related e-mail).
Objective-C is enabled by default for FreeBSD in the FSF source
release. It has been for as long as I can remember.
It is my understanding that Objective-C++ is not enabled by default
for any platform. I do not know if it even builds for FreeBSD.
According to gcc/objcp/config-lang.in :
# Per GCC Steering Committee.
(1) You need to manually configure with --enable-languages=obj-c++
(which I think could be enabled by a FreeBSD port collection knob with
a default of "no" to honor the request of the GCC Steering Committee)
(2) Contact a member of the GCC Steering Committee to understand why
the default is as such and whether an OS port collection may override
Sorry, I don't know the history here.
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