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[GEEK] cc, gcc, Solaris 7 and wibble.

In article <7uaugf$edf$1@ftel.ftel.co.uk>,
Ian G Batten  <I.G.Batten@batten.eu.org> wrote:
>At the time, most C++ compilers were like that.  AT&T `cfront' was the
>basis of compilers until the early 90s, if not later: g++ was a genuine
>compiler and was actually quite unusual.

I understand what you mean, but I'm going to quibble with the language.
I claim that `cfront' was a "genuine compiler"; it just didn't generate
native code.  Translating C++ to C is not (and has never been) a mere
preprocessing job.

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin   | "People think [ W. Gibson is ] hi-tech because his prose
Leicester, UK | is as pleasant to read as a C++ program." -- JT

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From: tjg@star.le.ac.uk (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.misc
Subject: Re: [GEEK] cc, gcc, Solaris 7 and wibble.
Date: 18 Oct 1999 10:42:45 +0100
Organization: University of Leicester, UK
Message-ID: <7ueq3b$2pa$1@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk>
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