Maintaining compiler front-ends (Re: The state of Ada)

freebsd-ports at freebsd-ports at
Fri Jan 8 19:49:20 UTC 2010

On 2010-01-08 14:37:37, Mikhail T. wrote:
> I remain convinced, that the "bending into shape" ought to begin with 
> making the additional GNU compiler front-ends (be they Ada, or Lisp, 
> Java, Fortran, Pascal, Objective C, etc.) addable to an already existing 
> C-compiler. 

That's the plan!

The lang/gnat-gcc44 currently has a problem in that anything that uses
Ada.Numerics.* will quietly depend on at compile time. In
order to compile liblapack, you need a recent GCC with fortran support...

The idea is now for the lang/gnat-gcc44 port to install itself into the
files installed by the existing lang/gcc44 port. I hope to work on this
soon (getting USE_GNAT in and unbreaking all the existing ports is currently
of higher priority).


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