On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 08:35:05PM +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > >Does the lang/gcc41 port work for you? > > I don't know I don't care. I want to learn more about compilation > processes, get to know UNIX-like systems more, and whatever. So I've > downloaded the source for gcc, and the README says that I need the ISO > C90 compiler. Where do I get that? OK it looks like I can compile gcc > 4.1 with an older gcc, but that's not my choice.
There is no such thing as *the* ISO C90 compiler, but, the gcc README almost certainly says that you need *a* ISO C90 compiler, i.e. a compiler that can compile programs written in the C language as defined by the 1990 ISO standard. Gcc is one such compiler. > [ But if that's the case, how was the first gcc compiled? xD ] With whatever C compiler the gcc developer had at that time. > [ How was the first ever compiler compiled? xD ] It probably wasn't. The first ever compiler was most likely written in assembler. Later on the first compiler for a new language has usually been written in some other language. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"