Subject: Re: man pages & style guide
To: Bruce Albrecht <>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/08/1996 13:43:07
On Thu, 7 Mar 1996, Bruce Albrecht wrote:

> 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.

Better yet, make it easy to cross compile from a computer running NetBSD 
to another. 

We have a few MicroVAX II stuffed away, which we would love to run NetBSD.
It would be a lot more fun if we could compile things on another computer