Subject: Re: man pages & style guide
To: J.T. Conklin <>
From: Bruce Albrecht <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/07/1996 19:58:06
J.T. Conklin writes:
 > We'd like to make it possible for NetBSD to be compiled with pre-ANSI
 > compilers.

I know this was discussed to death a couple of months ago, but... Can
gcc be compiled with a pre-ANSI compiler?  Is it possible to bootstrap
gcc, and then build the rest?  For that matter, how many platforms out
there still don't have an ANSI compiler available for them?  I see
nothing wrong with backwards-compatibility as long as it's truly
necessary, but I wonder if it's really necessary anymore.