Subject: Re: /usr/bin/cc versus stock gcc
To: Brian C. Grayson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 02/03/1997 16:01:49
On Sat, 1 Feb 1997, Brian C. Grayson wrote:
> Is anyone else concerned with "stock" compilability(?), as far as
> possible? Is core? :) Are these things PR-worthy?
I am. I, and I think a few others, are proponents of moving toward
the point where we use stock gcc and binutils for everything, to
make cross-compling much easier. (I can't see this being a major
problem with gcc, but binutils is another thing entirely, at least
on the a.out ports.) So I would think this would be a good idea.
Unfortunately, this project is large, and I need a lot of study
even to acquire the knowledge to start in on it, so it will probably
be some time before I can do anything. (I expect at this time I
won't be doing anything more than trivial work until this summer,
anyway, due to pressures from `real' work.)
> I'd be willing to track/find such incompatibilities for
> -i386, if it would be worthwhile.
I think this is an excellent idea.