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SubjectRe: non-gcc linux? (was Re: Where did kgcc go in 2.4.0-test10?)
Jes,

Hey how's Itanium been lately?

As was mentioned before, there are nonproprietary compilers around as
well that might be good choices. My point is that the ANSI C steering
committee is probably a more balanced forum to determine C syntax than
the gcc team. We should adopt c99 syntax where feasible, for example. I
am not asking anyone to use a proprietary compiler of they do not choose
to do so.

Jes Sorensen wrote:
>
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim Riker <Tim@Rikers.org> writes:
>
> Tim> 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.
>
> Tim> This may be your belief, but I would not choose to enforce it on
> Tim> everyone. Thank you for you opinion.
>
> Then don't try to enforce proprietary compilers on the kernel
> developers either. It's the developers who write the kernel and they
> use gcc extensions. There is no reason to cripple the kernel to
> satisfy people who wants to use proprietary software to compile it -
> not our problem.
>
> Jes
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