Subject: Re: -040 compiles...
To: bjorn svensson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jake Hamby <email@example.com>
Date: 11/29/1995 10:43:59
On Wed, 29 Nov 1995, bjorn svensson wrote:
> On Nov 28, 9:23am, Peter Seebach wrote:
> > I'm hoping to start testing gcc-2.7.1 and gas-2.6 on my system to see
> > if there are still problems.
> Do you know if someone is porting gnat for NetBSD?
The problem with GNAT 2 is that it is written in itself (Ada 95) so that
it is EXTREMELY difficult to port it to another system without first
building some sort of cross-compiler on a system that already has GNAT,
such as a Sun or maybe a Linux box. As a cross compiler is quite
difficult to set up correctly, and GNAT itself takes many hours to
compile, even on the fastest machine, it is currently a quite tedious
proposition. Not to mention that you would have to repeat the process,
and slightly differently, for every NetBSD architecture (again, because
it's written in Ada and not C, you can't just patch the source and compile).