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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 18.06.2016, 18:20

> > Sadly, some people have no imagination, certainly regarding DOS.
>
> My compiler targets Windows, Linux and RetroBSD as well, so, it's either
> the compiler or all four OSes. :)

You've done a very impressive job, so if your compiler isn't being significantly tested by outside developers, then I blame them, not you. That's what I meant. Developers can be narrow-minded, stuck in their ways ("all the world's a VAX").

Plus I think a lot of projects are too non-portable (or at least haven't well isolated the system-specific stuff). That probably doesn't help.

> > Isn't ancient GCC 2.7's CPP fairly small? I imagine that would be
> > (relatively) easy to port.
>
> I haven't seen it, but I have doubts.

It's fairly small, but it too is probably very POSIX heavy (or maybe relies on other weird stuff, alloca??). Dunno, maybe a bad suggestion, I too haven't looked closely.

> I didn't know about that. I have plan9.iso.bz2 downloaded in January 2015
> from Lucent.

http://akaros.cs.berkeley.edu/files/Plan9License says this:

"The University of California, Berkeley, has been authorised by
Alcatel-Lucent to release all Plan 9 software previously governed by
the Lucent Public License, Version 1.02 under the GNU General
Public License, Version 2."

So if you're worried about licensing, use that version. It can't be much worse than LCC's fork, can it?

 

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