Re: [dev] Optimizing C compiler & c++ compiler/runtime

From: Sylvain BERTRAND <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:12:41 +0100

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:36:17AM -0500, Bobby Powers wrote:
> Sylvain BERTRAND wrote:
> > Since its 4.8 version, gcc cannot bootstrap with a C
> > compiler/minimal runtime, it needs a c++ compiler and runtime.
> > Making gcc 4.7 series the last "clean" gcc.
> I think it is amusing that you think that gcc 4.7 is clean and good,
> because it is written in C. From my understanding it is an incredibly
> complex piece of software, and I think that it is quite possible that
> using some C++ will cause the GCC code base to suck less (please note
> I haven't specified any magnitude of sucking less, or an absolute
> position on the suck scale).

"clean" = C bootstrap-able.
My personal opinion on c++ is: not a sane language/runtime. My
opinion an C: not perfect, but the best compromise.
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