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Re: History of GCC

On 26 October 2016 at 11:23, Will Hawkins <> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> My name is Will Hawkins and I am a longtime user of gcc and admirer of
> the project. I hope that this is the proper forum for the question I
> am going to ask. If it isn't, please accept my apology and ignore me.
> I am a real geek and I love the history behind open source projects.
> I've found several good resources about the history of "famous" open
> source projects and organizations (including, but definitely not
> limited to, the very interesting Free as in Freedom 2.0).
> Unfortunately there does not appear to be a good history of the
> awesome and fundamental GCC project. I know that there is a page on
> the wiki ( but that is really the
> best that I can find.
> Am I missing something? Are there good anecdotes about the history of
> the development of GCC that you think I might find interesting? Any
> pointers would be really great!
> Thanks for taking the time to read my questions. Thanks in advance for
> any information that you have to offer. I really appreciate everyone's
> effort to make such a great compiler suite. It's only with such a
> great compiler that all our other open source projects are able to
> succeed!
This is an excellent blog post written by Honza on evolution of
Link-time optimization in GCC:

> Thank you!
> Will

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