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SubjectRe: We interrupt you regularly scheduled catfight for.. Linux 2.2.18pre13

On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:

> Where does the idea that the kernel 'needs' a special compiler
> come from ? I have been under the impression that that is just

Mostly from the sad fact that it does.

> what we were trying to get away from . I am reminded of other
> os's that required their propritary compiler in order to create
> a os image . Please let us not travel that road . Tia , JimL

Patches are welcome. But keep in mind that we _are_ dependent on a
particular compiler. gcc, that is. I would be glad to get rid of it - the
codebase is extremely messy. However, removing gcc-isms is a huge
work. You are welcome to do it, indeed, but so far nobody had done that.

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