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SubjectRe: non-gcc linux? (was Re: Where did kgcc go in 2.4.0-test10?)
On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 07:07:12PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 1. There are architectures where some other compiler may do better
> > optimizations than gcc. I will cite some examples here, no need to argue
> I think we only care about this when they become free software.

SGI's pro64 is free software and AFAIK is able to compile a kernel on IA64.
It is also not clear if gcc will ever produce good code on IA64.

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