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Re: [Tinycc-devel] tcc bootstrap

From: Michael Matz
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] tcc bootstrap
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:12:39 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LNX 1167 2008-08-23)


On Mon, 10 Mar 2014, Christian Jullien wrote:

> Yes I fully agree that tcc should, by default, be a gcc compiled program.
> Also, as Patrick said, having tcc bootstrapped by itself has the following 
> advantages:
> - it proves tcc is complete
> - it proves tcc does not use gcc extensions, or it implements extensions in a 
> compatible way
> - it is a very good non-regression test
> - it allows to have a decent C compiler without the need to install huge gcc 
> suite (useful on ARM boards)
> A ./configure --bootstrap may do the job.

Guys, just look at the testsuite.  It's part of that since a long time.
test3 compiles tcctest by a tcc compiled by tcc compiled by tcc compiled 
by tcc (i.e. _four_ times, the comment above it is wrong).


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