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Re: Bootstrap compilers (Was: 3.2 PATCH: Fully support parallel gnat1...)


On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 04:13:53PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Geert Bosch <bosch@gnat.com> writes:
> 
> |> On Friday, May 24, 2002, at 02:21 , Zack Weinberg wrote:
> |> > [People building from scratch starting with a C compiler other than
> |> > GCC are up a creek, but I believe that has always been the case for
> |> > the Ada front end.]
> |> 
> |> Note that in this case one builds using whatever wierd non-GCC
> |> compiler to bootstrap, it is always best to first compile GCC enabling
> |> the C language only. Then use that new compiler to build all languages.
> 
> Isn't this exactly what we are doing right know, and always did?

Yes, but that can't be done for Ada since (most of) the front end is
written in its own language.

zw


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