Subject: Re: Style guide
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 05/28/1997 20:16:15
"Chris G. Demetriou" writes:
> > On Tue, 27 May 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > > I have seen the "bootstraps are harder" argument before, and I'm not
> > > sure I buy it.
> > >
> > > 1) If you are trying to port NetBSD to a platform there must
> > > be some version of GCC that works on it.
> > Why `must' there be?
> Certainly, initial development of some ports (e.g. NetBSD/alpha) was
> done with the native (non-gcc) compiler...
Digital Unix will run GCC just fine, so this was obviously a conscious
choice you made.
In the end, of course, gcc MUST run on the platform, if only because
otherwise there isn't a compiler to distribute with the OS.