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Re: Overwhelmed by GCC frustration


> On Aug 17, 2017, at 1:36 PM, Bin.Cheng <amker.cheng@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:22 PM,  <Paul.Koning@dell.com> wrote:
>> 
>> ...
>> One of GCC's great strength is its support for many ISAs.  Not all to the same level of excellence, but there are many, and adding more is easy at least for an initial basic level of support.  When this is needed, GCC is the place to go.
>> 
>> I'd like to work on moving one of the remaining CC0 targets to the new way, but if the reality is that GCC is trying to be "mainstream only" then that may not be a good way for me to spend my time.
> HI,
> I can't believe GCC ever tries to be "mainstream only".  It's somehow
> like that because major part of requirements come from popular
> architectures, and large part of patches are developed/tested on
> popular architectures.  It's a unfortunate/natural result of lacking
> of developers for non-mainstream.  We can make it less "mainstream
> only" only if we have enough developers for less popular arch.  Your
> work will contribute to this and must be highly appreciated :)
> 
> Thanks,
> bin


Thanks for the encouragement.  I will keep tinkering with the pdp11 target to make it better.

	paul


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