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Smaller C compiler (Announce)

posted by Oso2k(R), 12.11.2015, 22:59

> > > DJGPP GCCs 3.4.6 and 4.9.1 worked fine for me. I don't know which
> > versions
> > > would be wise to suggest that users rely upon anymore. Maybe 4.7.3 or
> > 5.2.0
> > > since those are latest for 2.03p2 and 2.04 (until 2.05 becomes
> > /current/,
> > > which might honestly be any day now, dunno!).
>
> DJGPP 2.05 has indeed been officially released into /current/ (replacing
> both 2.03p2 and /beta/ 2.04), and latest GCC is 5.2.0 (but additionally a
> few others were also rebuilt: 4.9.3, 4.8.5, 4.7.4, 3.4.6).
>
> > Yeah, I haven't updated mine for a long time (10 years?). I'm not doing
> > much DOS programming these days. Anyway, I've included -undef in
> > smlrcc.exe.
>
> 10 years ago is roughly when the 3.x series ended. I think it's fair to say
> that even 4.9.3 is barely maintained and will probably be soon dropped
> (once 4.9.4 and/or 6.0 are released).
>
> Why am I wasting your time with this? Dunno!
>
> P.S. For a laugh, check this out:
> movfuscator ("The
> single instruction C compiler")

FYI, gcc 4.8.4 is the current compiler in ubuntu 14.04.3. 4.8.x will likely be a compiler to support for 3 more years (2019/04) as 14.04 was an LTS release, enjoying 5 years total of support by Canonical. In reality, most people will move have moved to 16.04 or 18.04 by 2019.

 

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