gcc for Intel 8086 family

Daniel Verkamp daniel.verkamp@gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 15:01:00 GMT 2007

Indu Bhagat wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to study 16-bit binaries (Intel based architecture) for
> research purposes.I will appreciate if someone could let me know some
> details of the project on "Porting GCC to Intel 16-bit architecture".
> Particularly,
> 1) Support level : few words on the unsupported stuff and basic
> assumptions that the source code must satisfy.
> 2) Public Use : Has some version been released for public use?
> Digging through the archives, I found some links which I presume do
> not reflect the updated information
> http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/16bit/gcc/ .Any information on the same
> would be of great help.

I've been working on updating this backend to work in the current GCC
tree; it's not working yet, but I'd appreciate any comments on the
current changes I've made, which can be browsed via gitweb at

I've also heard that someone else is working on a backend for i8086, but
I couldn't find any references to this in the mailing list archives.

-- Daniel Verkamp

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