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Re: GNU Pascal branch
- From: Adriaan van Os <gcc at microbizz dot nl>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:36:42 +0200
- Subject: Re: GNU Pascal branch
The GNU Pasal compiler <http://www.gnu-pascal.de> is maintained as a
separate back-end project. The compiler can be built with gcc-2.8.1 up
to gcc-3.4.x and preliminary support for gcc-4.0 was recently added
regular question is why gpc isn't integrated into the gcc repository.
The answer is that simply the resources fail to maintain gpc on a
daily basis on gcc mainline. Also, flexibility in choosing the
back-end version sometimes has its advantages, dependent on the
platform, given the fact that reported gcc bugs are not always fixed.
Apropos, <http://gcc.gnu.org/backends.html> seems to be pointing to
the wrong page now.
Sorry, it isn't, I mixed up "front-end" and "back-end".
Adriaan van Os