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A "newbies" guide to hacking on GCC (and plugins)
- From: David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat dot com>
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- Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:41:29 -0400
- Subject: A "newbies" guide to hacking on GCC (and plugins)
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I'm a relative newcomer to GCC , so I thought it would be a good
idea to try to capture some of the "gotchas" and similar information on
hacking on GCC in the form of a short guide for new contributors,
whilst the experience of learning it is still fresh in my mind.
The guide can be read here:
I've mostly tried to cover specific things I ran into that caused me
difficulty, so it may be eclectic.
(All opinions are my own)
I hope that this is useful.
 did we miss GCC's 30th anniversary?
https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/History says the first release was 1987-03
-22. As for myself, Thursday appears to be the 6th anniversary of me
starting the gcc-python-plugin and hence on poking at GCC's internals -
I'm not sure if 6 years means I still count as a newcomer, but 30 years
is geological epochs in software terms :)