Subject: Re: Compiling NetBSD with another compiler.
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/2007 12:08:42
Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 04:36:30PM +0200, Anders Magnusson wrote:
>> Hm, I realized that there were more people interested in this compiler,
>> so I'll send
>> a mail about it on these lists also. I have setup a mailing list about
>> pcc, join it by:
>> _echo "subscribe pcc-list" | Mail firstname.lastname@example.org_
>> or similar. There is also an embryo to a web page about pcc;
>> which contains some basic information.
>> I have (as some people may know) been hacking on pcc for fun for some
>> After having that project on the shelf for a year or so, I decided to
>> make the compiler
>> at least compile the NetBSD source tree again.
>> It is not yet bug-free, but it can compile the i386 userspace. The big
>> benefit of it
>> (apart from that it's BSD licensed, for license geeks :-) is that it is
>> fast, 5-10 times
>> faster than gcc, while still producing reasonable code. The only
>> optimization added
>> so far is a multiple-register-class graph-coloring register allocator,
>> which may be
>> one of the best register allocators today. Conversion to SSA format is
>> also implemented,
>> but not yet the phi function. Not too difficult though, after that
>> strength reduction is
>> high on the list.
> Thanks, ragge.
> I've added this to pkgsrc/lang/pcc - all further contributions welcome.
> FYI, there was great interest expressed in pcc by all of the BSD projects
> here at EuroBSDcon 2007, since a BSD-licensed compiler is high on the
> list of priorities for us.
> Thanks once again for doing this - it's really, really neat.
Whee, cool! As I just wrote on the pcc web page, I have the
also (as/ld/dbx/...) available, and I think it would be quick to make