GCC Might Finally Drop The GNU Compiler For Java (GCJ)

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 5 September 2016 at 12:28 PM EDT. 13 Comments
The GNU Compiler for Java (GCJ) while made a lot of progress in its early years as a free software Java compiler, in recent years it's basically been in maintenance mode and might now be removed entirely from GCC.

GCC developers have been talking about the pity state of GCJ Java support for some time while now action might finally be taken to strip it from the GNU Compiler Collection codebase.

A patch sent out this morning would delete GCJ from GCC. The patch was done by Red Hat developer Andrew Haley but it's not yet clear if any of the key GCC maintainers will go ahead and honor it.

Hopefully GCJ/libjava will be nuked in time for next year's GCC 7 release.
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