Will GCC 4.6 Get Go?

Google Propose Merging Go Frontend with GCC 4.6

Google's Ian Lance Taylor has started a discussion regarding including the Go frontend with gcc. The GCC Steering Committee accepted the contribution of the gccgo frontend and gcc-specific runtime for the Go language, back in January. Now, Ian Lance Taylor has proposed getting Go into the gcc 4.6 release. He reveals that the code is "almost" ready to be merged as, although changes still need to be made, these are all specific to Go and should not affect other languages. Before the merge, Google hope to more clearly separate the Go frontend and the gcc-specific interface.

GCC 4.6 is currently scheduled for a 2011 released.

Jessica Thornsby

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