[pups] Re: GCC

Warren Toomey wkt at minnie.tuhs.org
Sun Jan 20 07:19:08 AEST 2002

In article by Lars Brinkhoff:
> norman at nose.cs.utoronto.ca writes:
> > I would probably use lcc as a cross-compiler myself, after writing
> > or snitching a code generator of course.
> bwc at borf.com writes:
> > I got Dennis' sixth edtion compiler to compile not long ago.
> > My advice would be to start there.
> How about the 2.11BSD compiler?  

The next question is, why to do this, and for which operating system(s)?

If it's to get an ANSI C compiler, or some extra performance, then I
can see the point. If it's to ditch a `contaminated' compiler, then
I can see a few difficulties, especially if the target is 2.11BSD

The 2.11BSD linker knows an awful lot about overlays, and any replacement
would need to do the same.

Anway, that's my $0.02. I thought about porting lcc to 2.11BSD ages ago,
but I've never had the time to do it.


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