Linked by lucas_maximus on Tue 12th Apr 2011 23:37 UTC
General Development No April Foolery: The Portable C Compiler version 1.0 was released on April 1st! As with so many things BSD, this project proves that good code is timeless and can benefit from literally generations of review. It can build the majority of the BSD base systems (C++ code aside) and is undergoing continuous improvement.
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RE: C++
by mikemikemike on Thu 14th Apr 2011 18:44 UTC in reply to "C++"
mikemikemike
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2008-11-14

PCC is somewhat tied to OpenBSD. OpenBSD is actually working on eliminating all C++ from their basic tree. For example, they just got rid of groff for that very reason and replaced it with their own man-page preprocessor.

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RE[2]: C++
by blinkkin on Thu 14th Apr 2011 20:30 in reply to "RE: C++"
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2011-04-14

Not exactly.

AFAIK Anders Magnusson (main developer of PCC) started revisiting old code of PCC after experience with porting NetBSD to PDP-10 (KLH10 emulator to be specific). Most problems with porting were related to GCC, not NetBSD itself.

Most work on mdocml (which replaced groff in OpenBSD) were done by Kristaps Dzonsons - NetBSD developer. NetBSD had even Google of Summer Code program related to mdocml.

Nerveless people from OpenBSD had great impact on both projects. Many BSD projects those days are maintained by more than one community.

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