Topic: NetBSD: PCC compiler in CVS
Of course it's a 'NetBSD thing' at the moment, but maybe it's a viable option in the long run for all of the BSD.
Anders Magnusson's BSD-licensed pcc compiler has been imported into CVS. He wrote to NetBSD's tech-toolchain list:
It is not yet bug-free, but it can compile the i386 userspace. The big benefit of it (apart from that it's BSD licensed, for license geeks :-) is that it is fast, 5-10 times faster than gcc, while still producing reasonable code. The only optimization added so far is a multiple-register-class graph-coloring register allocator, which may be one of the best register allocators today. Conversion to SSA format is also implemented, but not yet the phi function. Not too difficult though, after that strength reduction is high on the list.
Would be nice to see support from all of the BSD
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