Re: user-mode port 0.44-2.4.7

From: Rob Landley (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 08:20:32 EST

On Monday 23 July 2001 18:09, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> GCC will obviously _never_ introduce a BUG(), I never said that, the
> above example is only meant to show what GCC is _allowed_ to do and what
> we have to do to write correct C code.

"Correct" C code as in portable C code? Standards compliant so it's portable
to other compilers?

The linux kernel is compiled on gcc. It always has been. Specific versions
of the kernel have a specific range of "known working" gcc versions that in
the past have produced a functional result. gcc is -ALLOWED- to compile code
the way Borland, Watcom, or Microsoft C compilers do. Assuming somebody
wants to rewrite gcc from scratch and still call the result gcc...

Standards are fun, but we don't even thread posixly yet...

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