Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2007 21:06 UTC, submitted by Valour
OpenBSD "A few weeks ago, the OpenBSD Project announced that the Portable C Compiler had been added to the OpenBSD source tree. There has already been some explanation of why the traditional GNU Compiler Collection is troublesome and why a new compiler is needed, but there are still some details left uncovered. In this interview, Theo de Raadt and Otto Moerbeek of the OpenBSD Project offer more information about PCC and GCC and where they are headed within the project."
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by edwdig on Tue 16th Oct 2007 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: sight..."
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GCC drops platforms because nobody maintains them. In other words, the community does not care so much about them as you say, because they'd support it if they really cared.

I don't think you can realistically say that. Compilers are one of the most complex types of software projects there are. Very, very, few people are capable of contributing to a modern compiler.

Also, ones of the major reasons for this PCC movement is that the GCC code is difficult to work with by design.

Things have to be REALLY bad to reach the point where people think it's easier to take a primative compiler an get it up to speed than it is to work with an existing one.

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