gcc 3.3 is out

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  1. Oid
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    Interestingly, if you read the changes / fixes list is says:

    "The following changes have been made to the PowerPC port: Support for IBM Power4 processor added."

    Hmmm, so they've added 64bit power4 process support to gcc3.3, and of course the power4 is not a million miles away from the 970.

    Ar Apple going to introduce gcc3.3 as the next set of compiler tools at WWDC possibly..?

    Bit of a tenious hhhmmmmmm maybe, but hmmmmmm nether-the-less.
     
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    link?

    i don't mean to be a grammar nazi, but i had to read your post twice to understand what you were trying to say...spellcheck at least a little please
     
  3. Oid
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    Ok, so it wasn't the most well written prose I've ever produced. However mistyping 'Ar' for 'Are' and 'process' for 'processor' doesn't need rocket science to interpret. Maybe I went overboard on the 'hmmmm's.... :)

    Anyway, heres the link:
    http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-3.3/changes.html
     
  4. Oid
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    Oh, and I spelt tenuous wrong...

    I'll get my coat.
     
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    hm i ll test it as soon as it is aviable for linux. i ll give you feedback on the features, speeds, comptabilites.
     
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    I'd love to know what GCC is!?
     
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    GNU Compiler Collection i believe.
     
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    *enlightened* My thanks, kind Sir.
     
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    Re: gcc 3.3 is out

    Also, this should be "nevertheless." :)

    Bah. Revisionism. :)

    In classic unix-land, the C compiler was typically called "cc" for, not surprisingly, "C compiler." GCC was originally just short for "GNU C compiler," but now it supports other languages, so they've redefined the acronym.
     
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    uh.....

    gcc is software... why is it in the hardware section?
     
  11. Oid
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    It should have been in the software section, but I posted into the wrong forum by mistake....

    Though saying that there is a hardware link to it, i.e. the reason I posted this new is that it is the first version of gcc to support ibm's power4, which isn't a million miles away from their 970... very interesting, since Apple needs this support to get 970's into macs for obvious reasons.
     

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