Was PCC ever considered?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Mar 29 23:19:02 UTC 2019

Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> writes:

> Since FreeBSD uses Clang/LLVM (which is kind-a huge) I wondered if PCC
> was ever considered during the GCC days or even while contemplating
> the switch to Clang/LLVM.
> If PCC was considered but rejected, may I know the reasons and
> rationale for the same?

The standard compiler for a POSIX system has to be able to build its
kernel. PCC has never come close to being able to do that on *any*
operating system with which I am familiar.

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