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Re: bootstrap integration strategies

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: bootstrap integration strategies
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:44:08 +0200
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Orians, Jeremiah (DTMB) writes:

>> Gash seems to be a low-hanging fruit and a relatively easy thing,
>> because it's architecture-independent.  How
>> far is it from being able to run typical 'configure' scripts?
> Well we would have to replace the parser at a bare minimum

Yes, the parser is being refactored.  It "parses" a lot of SH code, but
it proved that handling variables properly was getting really tricky.

>> This could allow us to remove quite a lot of MiBs from our binary seeds.
> At this point, we effectively have a rope bridge to full bootstrappability

Hear, hear!

> But we still have a lot of details to hammer out, like getting basic
> ARM support and having the ARM and x86 binaries verify each other's
> bootstrap;

> Hammer out cross-platform build details for MesCC and M2-Planet

These I certainly agree with!  Some other archs can come later?


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