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1 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 <?xml-stylesheet href="/xsl/project.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
3 <?xml-stylesheet href="/xsl/guide.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
4 <!DOCTYPE project SYSTEM "/dtd/project.dtd">
5 <project>
6 <name>Gentoo Programming Resources</name>
7 <longname>Gentoo Resources for Programming Languages</longname>
9 <date>11 Nov 2006</date>
11 <author title="Developer">
12 <mail link="george@gentoo.org">George Shapovalov</mail>
13 </author>
16 <description>
17 Gentoo Specific Support for Programming Environments.
18 </description>
20 <longdescription><p>
21 The project provides coverage for Gentoo specific issues associated with
22 various programming languages that can be found in portage. Right now the
23 top level is mostly a placeholder for all the individual subprojects. However
24 common initiatives covering the topic are wellcome! Everybody interested is
25 invited to take a look at the
26 <uri link="https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=151118">bug #151118</uri>
27 and take part in discussion.
28 </p></longdescription>
30 <goals>
31 <p>
32 The overal goal is to provide necessary resources supporting "The Gentoo
33 Way" of dealing with programming environments. That is, flexible setup
34 and, where it makes sense, coexisting multiple versions/realizations of
35 compilers with an easy way to switch between those, while automating
36 mundane tasks.
37 </p>
39 <p>
40 Often it happens that multiple compiler suits can be used to compile
41 existing libraries. However the resulting libs are usually ABI
42 incompatible, meaning that code utilizing these libs should be compiled
43 with the same compiler. This situation can be further complicated by
44 interdependencies between the provided libs. To address this situation it
45 is necessary to introduce some kind of "ABI tracking" ability. Ideally
46 this would be done by providing some extra dependency info and having
47 portage deal with it. However this requires support on the portage side
48 and as it is not going to happen soon. There is a discussion under way on
49 how this can be done now. Those interested please take a look at <uri
50 link="https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=151343">bug
51 #151343</uri>.
52 </p>
54 <p>
55 Another issue common to multiple language implementations is that quite a
56 few of them have a compiler that is a gcc frontend. As such their build
57 procedure is quite similar and so it would make sense to work on a common
58 eclass, possibly even combining everything with toolchain.eclass. The
59 affected compilers that I had to deal with are: gpc (Pascal, in portage),
60 gdc (D, not in portage but has may interested users) and gnat (Ada). The
61 last one in fact is further subdivided into gnat-gcc for version produced
62 by FSF and gnat-gpl produced by AdaCore. These gnat versions have a
63 proper eclass common to all of them, and thus other compilers can be based
64 on that one.
65 </p>
67 </goals>
69 <dev role="Lead">george</dev>
71 <subproject ref="/proj/en/prog_lang/ada/index.xml"/>
72 <subproject ref="/proj/en/prog_lang/haskell/index.xml"/>
74 </project>

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