[haiku-development] Re: Ada Compiler?

  • From: Patrick Kelly <kameo76890@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 17:55:59 +0000

On Monday 07 September 2009 05:14:25 am Ryan Leavengood wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Patrick Kelly<kameo76890@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Oh yes I wasn't suggesting Haiku break binary compatibility with BeOS.
> > I was merely questioning why supporting Ada would be any different
> > given GCCv2 and GCCv4.
> Sorry I guess we sort of got off on a tangent. Adrien (PulkoMandy) was
> just saying that it might be tricky to support Ada with both GCC2 and
> GCC4 because of the aforementioned binary compatibility issues. But
> since as you say there is no need for backwards compatibility for Ada,
> it makes sense just to make Ada work only with our GCC4 toolchain. But
> then ad Adrien said that means Ada developers might struggle with the
> same issues as Haiku GCC4 developers: APIs that break.

That'll happen anywhere, and I was planning on waiting until at least R1.
> I hope that sums it up.
> Still at the end of the day if you want Ada support in Haiku you will
> need to do the work yourself to add it. At this point we don't have
> the resources to support languages that are not C or C++. There is
> also no guarantee that it will get added to the core Haiku install
> even once you've done the work.

I was planning on building it myself, in addition to as much of a binding as I 
possibly can. I was mostly just looking for information about the whole deal. 
Thanks though.

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