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fgouget at free.fr
Mon Jul 13 17:58:58 CDT 2009
On Mon, 13 Jul 2009, King InuYasha wrote:
> > Actually C++ is strictly forbidden in Wine. The only language that is
> > allowed is C; and then perl or sh for build scripts, etc.
> Why is only C allowed in the first place?
The reason why C++ was forbidden is that its ABI was not very stable
with g++. That is a C++ compiled on one Linux machine was unlikely to
run on another if the C++ libraries were of a different version. Besides
the gcc C++ ABI was incompatible with the Microsoft C++ ABI so g++ did
not have the argument of making it easier to implement these MS APIs.
I think the ABI stability is somewhat fixed now (though only time will
tell), but I believe this still put quite a damper on introducing new
languages in the Wine codebase.
> And isn't Obj-C supposed to be "a true superset" of C?
I've seen some Obj-C code and it looks really weird. Of course I've
never 'learned' to program it so it's probably normal. But it's
certainly the case that only developpers who know Obj-C can work on it.
Contrast this with the current situation where as soon as you know C you
can work on any area of Wine.
That said, from the sound of it it does really look like Apple is
pushing Obj-C so maybe we don't have much choice in the matter.
Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> http://fgouget.free.fr/
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