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Re: Native builds?

Den 2018-09-12 kl. 09:00, skrev Martin Husemann:
On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 09:25:16PM +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
There has definitely been, but I would not be able to pinpoint it now. But I
used to do native builds on VAX in the past, and it would mostly work.
gcc 4.1 was able to do that, but it required various #ifdef __vax__ in
random places and also lots of -O0 or -O1 instead of the usual default
-O2. Gcc 4.8 with our local patches came close too, but the upstream
version would not run on NetBSD/vax at all (I tried to upstream
the few needed patches, they still sit in their bugzilla and rot).
Guess I should find time and push for them, also trying the latest
upstream stuff w/o our local MD backend modifications.

IIRC the only version that has been mostly trouble-free on vax was GCC 2.96.
...from the beginning there were so many bugs in gcc so I had to use pcc for some parts, to be able to get a running system.

-- R

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