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The far past of GCC


In moving the history of a project old enough to have used
more than one version-control system, I think it's good practice
to mark the strata.  I'm even interested in pinning down the 
RCS-to-CVS cutover, if there's enough evidence to establish that.

I've added an issue to the tracker about this:

https://gitlab.com/esr/reposurgeon/issues/224

If you have knowledge of the relevant dates or SVN revisions, please
leave a comment on the issue.

I'm making this a public request becauause there was talk of gluing 
very old, pre-CVS tarballs to the history. Reposurgeon has primitives
to do this gracefully because one of my projects, INTERCAL, was old
enough to have pre-CVS tarballs and I felt there was value in preserving
that ancient history.

I think there is rather more value in preserving GCC's ancient history!
If nothing else, there are very few data sets on codebase growth with
as long a timespan.

Therefore, if you know where I can retrieve pre-CVS tarballs of GCC,
please leave the URLs in a comment on that issue thread.  I know about
the official GCC download page; the oldest tarball on it is evidently
from 1997, and I assume that is well after the project was CVSed. I'm
looking for older sources.
-- 
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, 
that I wish it always to be kept alive.  It will often be exercised when 
wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little 
rebellion now and then.	-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 1787


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