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Re: [Tinycc-devel] c89

From: Edmund Grimley Evans
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] c89
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:42:45 +0100

> I went through the tcc compile with --std=c89 -pedantic and
> --std=c99 -pedantic options.  That flagged the "long long" feature
> mentioned already, plus a bunch more potential barriers to strict
> c89 or even c99 compilers.

I'd be interested to see a list.

> Does someone have a concrete example of a c89 compiler they hope to
> boostrap from?  Preferably one that can be downloaded and run (maybe in
> an emulator) without payment.  For bootstrapping purposes, there are many
> workarounds that can be considered that might not fly for a production
> compiler.

There may be an argument for bootstrapping being repeatable rather
than something done just once in a hacky way in private. See Debian's
"rebootstrap" (though it's a different kind of bootstrapping).

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