Subject: Re: binutils
To: Scott Ellis <>
From: Krister Walfridsson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/29/1997 22:26:35
On Mon, 29 Dec 1997, Scott Ellis wrote:

> I too would love to see binutils updated.  FYI, while egcs fails on the
> 3rd pass of 'make bootstrap', the first two passes succeed (since they
> are made with the native compiler).  I sent the error that happens
> on i386 to Jason Thorpe, but I don't know if he's had a chance to look
> at a workaround for our gas or not.  Anyhow, the intermediate binaries
> produced by 'make bootstrap' do work (mostly), so you can get some of the
> egcs functionality (namely, the better optimizer) if that's all you
> were looking for.

It's probably easier to hack egcs, since the snapshots before the release
did the right thing with respect to our our gas (I know that egcs-971114
was OK, and there was only minor changes between it and the release)
but, as I understand it, the egcs people doesn't think it's worth the
trouble to make egcs work with too old binutils.