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