Subject: Re: Style guide
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/1997 22:24:52
"Chris G. Demetriou" writes:
> > Digital Unix will run GCC just fine, so this was obviously a conscious
> > choice you made.
> Actually, at the time, Digital UNIX (then OSF/1) didn't run gcc very
> well at all.  (It could run, but there were ... a lot of bugs.)
> If i had to wait until gcc worked well on the alpha (where "well" is
> defined as "as well as the native compiler"), many would say that I'd
> still be waiting.
> At the time, for the initial bootstrap, there _was_ no real choice.

I'm curious -- how did you self-host the port without a compiler? Or
didn't you?

Also, was the DU compiler non-ANSI?