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From: e...@CS2.WSU.EDU (Eric Schneider - System Manager)
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Subject: Intel 386 version of GNU CC
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Date: 19 Oct 88 03:23:18 GMT
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Well, first of all, this is not exactly a bug, but I don't know where to
send messages of this sort so here goes...

One thing I have noticed about the GNU CC compiler is that for most of the
systems on which it will run, there is already a system C compiler.  One
notable exception to this is the version for the Intel 386 proccessor.  It
is possible to buy an 80386 box and a System V compatible operating system
withouty a C compiler.  It would be nice to have available a fully functional
version of GNU CC for the 80386.  This would include cc, as, ld and finally
the C library.

In the short term, are there any plans to add 80386 support to 'gas'?

On a final note, where is the appropriate place to send discussion of this
sort?

			Eric Schneider, System Manager
			Computer Science Department
			Washington State University
			Pullman, WA  99164-1210
			[e...@hodge.wsu.edu]

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From: r...@WHEATIES.AI.MIT.EDU (Richard Stallman)
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Subject: Intel 386 version of GNU CC
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Date: 13 Nov 88 01:47:57 GMT
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GAS support for the 386 is being implemented now by a volunteer.

I don't want to maintain any COFF support in GAS; this will not be
useful on GNU systems and I am not willing to let GNU staff time be
taken away by it.  Instead, I hope someone will sooner or later fix
the bugs in some programs we have that will make it possible to use
the GNU object file format on system V.