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.