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Re: SGI discontinues Pro64 development



----- Original Message -----
From: "Toon Moene" <toon@moene.indiv.nluug.nl>
To: "Jason Lee Eckhardt" <jle@owlnet.rice.edu>
Cc: <gcc@gcc.gnu.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: SGI discontinues Pro64 development


> Jason Lee Eckhardt wrote:
>
> > http://oss.sgi.com/projects/Pro64/
>
> > "SGI has discontinued development and support of SGI Pro64TM
compiler
> >  development tools. SGI marketing is interested in hearing
from Linux
> >  developers. Please send any comments or suggestions to
> >  IA64devtools@oss.sgi.com. Thank you for your interest in SGI
Pro64
> >  compiler development tools."
>
> > I wonder if they might be convinced now to sign over
copyright to FSF
> > so that some of the more interesting technology (e.g., the
high-level
> > loop optimizer and the interprocedural opts) in that compiler
could be
> > developed actively. Just a thought.
>
> Or even the Fortran 90 front end.  That would be a pity for all
the
> effort that went into g95 already, but we cannot seriously let
this
> opportunity to get an up to date Fortran compiler pass ...
>
This situation may be setting up to prolong the struggle over FSF
culture. Organizations aligned with enemies of FSF have announced
support for various academic groups in continuing to work on
Pro-64.  Making Pro-64 a pawn in this struggle may be the death
of it.


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