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SubjectRe: compiling linux with/without using GCC
On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 11:51:12AM +0530, Mahadev K Cholachagudda wrote:
> Hi to all,
> I have one question:
> Why does the linux kernel needs GCC for compiling. ?

There are many many hacks that only work on gcc. For example, most C compilers do not
yet support 'inline functions'.
> please mail me what are the reasons that only gcc is used to compile the
> kernel ?
> If i want to use a compiler other than gcc, how much time it will take to
> port the assembly code to the other compilers assembly code ?.

The assembler code isn't the problem.

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