Alternatives to gcc (was Re: gcc 4.3: when will
itbecome standard compiler?)
Pegasus Mc Cleaft
ken at mthelicon.com
Wed Jan 14 05:45:40 PST 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pegasus Mc Cleaft" <ken at mthelicon.com>
> If gcc 4.2 && buildtools 2.15 is the end of the road for what BSD is
> able to include under GPL V2. Can we draw a line under it and continue to
> include it as buildable with the world if a configure option like "option
> BUILDGCC42" is in the kernel config file? This way an admin who wanted to
> build it and use it as a primer could, before downloading the port and
> building the later versions (if he wanted to, or there organization
> allowed him to). Some of the older *nix's I have worked on (OSF/1, HPUX,
> SCO, etc) have a very basic (but normally optimized compiler) for that
> platform that is enough to compile a version of gcc that will be used to
> compile other tools and services.
My appologies for answering my own post, but I must make a new habbit of
reading what I wrote before hitting the send key!
I just realized that it would be impossible to to the above without
already having a compiler! <chuckles> Never mind!
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