> On May 13, 2017, at 2:58 PM, René J. V. Bertin <rjvber...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Christopher Jones wrote:
>> such that I am not really sure
>> its warranted to expend a lot of effort to keep gcc alive on OSX, when
> There appear to be quite a few ports that use/expect gcc, though. For some 
> that 
> is just to get a Fortran compiler, but if memory serves me well you cannot 
> just 
> build/install gfortran with gcc and g++. Even without official maintainer the 
> ports are kept up-to-date, and I'd argue that we could just as well add an 
> option to make the C and C++ compilers a viable alternative. As a variant, at 
> least for the time being.

Ouch!  Let’s put that into stronger terms:  Christopher Jones, your comment is 
full of hubris and exceedingly pretentious.   To suggest not supporting GCC on 
OS X/macOS is not only bad policy, it is dangerous and reflects profound 
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