Subject: Re: man pages & style guide
To: Bruce Albrecht <Bruce.Albrecht@seag.fingerhut.com>
From: Peter Svensson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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