‘src/gnu/…’? That seems a bit odd. Or is that just some standard OpenBSD compiler directory in the src tree?
Read the gnu/README :)
This directory contains software that is Gigantic and Nasty but Unavoidable.
Hahaha! That readme is hilarious. :D
Thanks for pointing that out. Riddle solved.
I take it someone had fun coming up with that backronym? I like it though.
Very nice. In some ways I wish there was greater community involvement around pcc but llvm/clang seems to have won amongst the BSD licensed compilers.
It was a shame that pcc didn’t run on more architectures - that is why it didn’t stay in base on OpenBSD.
I’m sure if it was possible to get funding, http://c9x.me/compile/ might be a good option for an openbsd C toolchain.
Not in its current state – it doesn’t support Alpha, Vax, and all the other outdated architectures OpenBSD wants to keep supporting. Heck, it doesn’t even support ARM.
I must admit, i have no idea how difficult it would be to support some of the older stuff. Recently openbsd has been dropping a few things but you are entirely correct.
VAX coped with GCC 2 until the end. I’m sure OpenBSD could do a partial transition if they wanted to.
The linked page tells me “no such nessage”. marc.info has been lagging behind for days (since Aug 27). Is there a working archive elsewhere on the web?
The Google cache has a copy of this article: here
I agree a more permanent solution would be nice, this is a bit frustrating.
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It was working when I submitted the story (!) I cannot edit now the URL. Sorry.
It works for ~50% of the people who click it. One of marc.info’s two servers is busted, so whether it works depends on which server the DNS gods decide you should connect to.
IPvFoo Chrome plugin claims that I’m getting 126.96.36.199 for marc.info – shove that in /etc/hosts and see?
(Clarification: site works for me right now, wasn’t yesterday, this IP is intended to point people at which IP from DNS is probably working at the current time)
Interesting to see patrick@ committing these.
I wonder what happened to bitrig…