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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 09:17:44PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > How can I insure that the largest possible amount of my efforts benefit
> > the community at large? Hopefully this will make it easier to move to
> > C99 or any other future compiler porting project.
>
> The asm I dont know - its a hard problem. Things like C99 initializers for 2.5
> seem quite a reasonable change. There are also things like partial structure
> packing with __attribute((packed)) that can be hard to port

All non toy compilers[1] I've seen so far had some equivalent of __attribute__((packed)).
It just always has a different syntax, usually even non macro friendly (#pragma)

-Andi

[1] ok and the TenDRA one
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