Subject: Re: __STDC__ usage...
To: NetBSD Toolchain Technical Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/2002 22:20:22
> [ On Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 20:35:15 (+0100), Anders Magnusson wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: __STDC__ usage...
> > > On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 05:59:36PM +0100, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> > >
> > > > It wasn't especially difficult to add basic ansi support to pcc either,
> > > > I assume it can be a quite nice compiler after getting it up-to-date.
> > >
> > > Well, nice in that it's extremely simple ... but I seem to recall that
> > > PCC generated pretty bad code.
> > >
> > Bad compared to modern compilers, yes, but not especially bad compared
> > to how compilers worked back then. The largest problem here is that it
> > couldn't use registers as it wanted to.
> Hold on a minute here -- are you talking about PCC, or Ritchie's PDP-11
Pcc, but the same applies to Ritchie's compiler. I have gotten the
Ritchie compiler to be slightly better with only some small
optimizations, and I assume that it is simple to do the same with pcc.
> BTW, will the preprocessor from LCC work for you? It may be small
> enough to fit into any split I&D PDP-11 since on i386 it's only:
Great, thanks, I'll take a look at it!