RFC: Dropping the non-GCC bootstrap requirement (Was: Beginner GCC projects question)

Joe Buck Joe.Buck@synopsys.COM
Tue May 18 22:01:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 10:44:14PM +0200, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> Has anybody considered dropping the requirement of
> being able to bootstrap from any C89 compiler?

I'd be against it.  C89 should give us enough flexibility, and
dropping the requirement doesn't buy us nearly as much as dropping
K&R did.

In any case, what benefits are there to dropping the C89 requirement?



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