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Re: Defending GCC considered futile

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Defending GCC considered futile
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:48:11 -0500

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  >               Because the rest of the compiler wasn't intentionally
  > made non-modular,

Neither was GCC.

I wrote GCC to be as modular as I knew how to do -- while getting it
to work as fast as I could.  Maybe I could have made it more modular
if I had worked on it slowly for ten years aiming for elegance, but it
was imperative to have a compiler as soon as possible
so as to have a GNU system as soon as possible.

Dr Richard Stallman
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