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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 (<http://www.gnu-pascal.de/crystal/gpc/en/thread13456.html>). A 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".


Sincerely,

Adriaan van Os


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