Steven M. Schultz
sms at moe.2bsd.com
Mon Nov 23 09:31:04 AEST 1998
> The lifting of the filesystem limits is in Tahoe, not in Reno. When you
> talk about the speed of Reno's binaries, what are you comparing it to? I
> know for sure that there are no significant changes in the C compiler
> between plain 4.3, Tahoe, and Reno.
UH, not quite so. Unless 4.3 and Tahoe used GCC (which they did
not). I'd say that there is a big difference between the 4.3
C compiler (pcc or whatever it started out as) and GCC. Tahoe,
while adding support for the CCI line of computers (tried to
get folks to buy one but they wouldn't go for it) did NOT use
GCC (which wasn't out yet or if it was had just started making
an appearance). Reno came with GCC though.
The older pre-Reno compilers (being straight K&R) didn't handle
prototypes - that's what you had "lint" for.
sms at Moe.2bsd.com
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