Linked by Joel Dahl on Sun 30th Jan 2011 20:22 UTC
General Development The BSD licensed Portable C Compiler (PCC) is steadily on the road for a 1.0 release and is now able to compile a FreeBSD/amd64 CURRENT system with almost no changes. The current version of PCC has evolved from the original PCC developed at Bell Labs during the 1970s and has been maintained by Anders Magnusson and a small team of developers during the last decade. It has received more attention during the last few years, especially by OpenBSD and NetBSD people seeing it at as a viable option as a GCC replacement.
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RE[3]: Comment by bogomipz
by dbolgheroni on Sun 30th Jan 2011 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by bogomipz"
dbolgheroni
Member since:
2007-01-18

It has more to do with licensing than anything else.


As already said, it is a consensus that gcc is more buggy and bloated at every release.

Try to read some mailing lists before making statements with no knowledge.

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RE[4]: Comment by bogomipz
by ebasconp on Mon 31st Jan 2011 03:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by bogomipz"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

As already said, it is a consensus that gcc is more buggy and bloated at every release.


But you cannot compare feature wise the whole gcc infrastructure with this C compiler.

Don't get me wrong, I like a lot the idea of having alternatives to gcc (competition is always good), but I think pcc is far from be as mature as gcc in several aspects. Give me C++ support on pcc and we can put both in the same leagues.

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RE[5]: Comment by bogomipz
by lucas_maximus on Mon 31st Jan 2011 10:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by bogomipz"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Give me C++ support on pcc and we can put both in the same leagues.


It is called the "portable c compiler".

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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

Don't get me wrong, I like a lot the idea of having alternatives to gcc (competition is always good), but I think pcc is far from be as mature as gcc in several aspects. Give me C++ support on pcc and we can put both in the same leagues.


Apparently, you have no idea of what the actual names of these projects are or what they actually mean, allow me to enlighten you:

GCC: Gnu Compiler Collection

Meaning: This compiler supports a collection of languages - C (gcc), C++ (g++), Java (gcj), Ada (GNAT), Objective-C (gobjc), Objective-C++ (gobjc++), Fortran (gfortran) and Go (gccgo).


PCC: Portable C Compiler

Meaning: This compiler ONLY supports the C language.

Was that explanation adequate enough to give you the proper understanding necessary for leaving comments without inserting your foot into your mouth? In the future, due diligence should be a priority.

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