Subject: Re: Compiling NetBSD with another compiler.
To: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christoph Egger <Christoph_Egger@gmx.de>
Date: 09/17/2007 09:20:22
Is it possible to use gcc's testsuite on PCC ?
On Saturday 15 September 2007 12:08:42 Anders Magnusson wrote:
> 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 email@example.com_
> >> or similar. There is also an embryo to a web page about pcc;
> >> http://www.ludd.ltu.se/~ragge/pcc/
> >> which contains some basic information.
> >> I have (as some people may know) been hacking on pcc for fun for some
> >> years.
> >> 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
> accompanying tools
> also (as/ld/dbx/...) available, and I think it would be quick to make
> them useable.
> -- Ragge