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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] GCC (was Re: Re: Command abbreviations)

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] GCC (was Re: Re: Command abbreviations)
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 16:26:54 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>

    > The thing is that the wide range of supported architectures is one gcc's
    > biggest strengths, and any clean rewrite, even if it attempted to maintain
    > some degree of compability with existing backends, would very likely not 
    > on many. 

Note to entrepreneurial academic hackers:

A simple CPU spec in machine readable format should be ample to
generate a compiler port.   Meta-super-compiler.

    >  To the best of my knowledge, some of the biggest gcc supporters are
    > those who in fact use non-mainstream archs (e.g., embedded systems 
    > etc), so there seems to be a bit of a conflict there...

    > Maybe there'll be a split, with a gcc rewrite or an outside competitor 
    > over on the x86 and a few other big archs, and gcc continuing to bumble 
    > in the embedded market.

"A.I. Winter" is giving way to "A.I. spring",

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