Remove obsolete Solaris 8 support

Rainer Orth ro@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Mon Mar 12 18:58:00 GMT 2012


kenner@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu (Richard Kenner) writes:

>> One of the nice things about gcc is that gcc usually still works,
>> long after a vendor has abandoned a machine.  I rather like that gcc
>> will just work, unlike vendor software, which often says, please buy
>> a new machine.  One doesn't have to remove support in gcc for
>> something, just because a vendor doesn't support it.  That said,
>> truly crufty things, should go.
>
> I agree.  If it's not causing a serious maintenance issue, I see no
> reason to remove it.

It does, unfortunately: Solaris 8 is even worse wrt. to C99 and POSIX.1
conformance than Solaris 9, especially in the areas of TLS and thread
support, as I've found the hard way during the GCC 4.7 cycle.  There are
all sorts of quirks, and the OS is now 12 years old.  I see better ways
to spend my (volunteer) time.

	Rainer

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