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    ‘src/gnu/…’? That seems a bit odd. Or is that just some standard OpenBSD compiler directory in the src tree?

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      Read the gnu/README :)

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        This directory contains software that is Gigantic and Nasty but Unavoidable.

        gnu/README

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          Hahaha! That readme is hilarious. :D
          Thanks for pointing that out. Riddle solved.

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            I take it someone had fun coming up with that backronym? I like it though.

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          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.

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            It was a shame that pcc didn’t run on more architectures - that is why it didn’t stay in base on OpenBSD.

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              I’m sure if it was possible to get funding, http://c9x.me/compile/ might be a good option for an openbsd C toolchain.

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                Not in its current state – it doesn’t support Alpha, Vax, and all the other outdated architectures OpenBSD wants to keep supporting.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.

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                  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.

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                    VAX coped with GCC 2 until the end. I’m sure OpenBSD could do a partial transition if they wanted to.

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              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?

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                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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                    Thanks!

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                    It was working when I submitted the story (!) I cannot edit now the URL. Sorry.

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                      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.

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                        IPvFoo Chrome plugin claims that I’m getting 205.134.191.174 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)

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                    Interesting to see patrick@ committing these. I wonder what happened to bitrig…