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Date:      Thu, 28 Dec 2006 20:42:22 +0100
From:      Gabor Kovesdan <gabor@FreeBSD.org>
To:        deeptech71@gmail.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: where to get the iso c90 compiler?
Message-ID:  <45941E1E.1020604@FreeBSD.org>
In-Reply-To: <45941C69.5020601@gmail.com>
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deeptech71@gmail.com schrieb:
> 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.
> [ But if that's the case, how was the first gcc compiled? xD ]
> [ How was the first ever compiler compiled? xD               ]
C90 is not a specific compiler, it's a standard, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C90

[Fistly, people wrote code in pure binary language. Then assembly were 
invented and later they wrote higher level languages in assembly.]


Gabor



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