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Re: is there a GCC history anywhere?
- From: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>
- To: Phil Edwards <phil at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Jonathan Wilson <jonwil at tpgi dot com dot au>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 16:00:18 -0700
- Subject: Re: is there a GCC history anywhere?
- References: <3F8B71A1.email@example.com> <20031014035953.GA9397@disaster.jaj.com>
Phil Edwards wrote:
On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 11:46:41AM +0800, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
Something that covers all the events in the history of GCC like the early
releases, the first releases with different languages, the EGCS story and
http://gcc.gnu.org/steering.html (scroll down)
"GCC: The Complete Reference" may or may not go into the project's history,
I don't know. It does propose that "GCC is the most important piece of
software in the world," which did wonders for my ego before the caffeine
wore off. :-)
The real history of GCC would be a little like Daniel Ellsberg's history
of the Vietnam war, the one better known as the Pentagon papers... :-)
Much of GCC's development history is still locked up in non-public
archives - another downside of cathedral-style process.