Alpha C compilers (WAS Not classic, but free: HP-UX (and the B2000)
Steven N. Hirsch
shirsch at adelphia.net
Thu Aug 3 14:29:25 CDT 2006
On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Scott Quinn wrote:
> >Wow, great! I sure wish HP would make the Alpha C/C++ compilers available
> >gratis. Maybe this is the start of a trend.
> Not sure what you mean here: Compaq C/C++ for AlphaLinux is free
> already, and Alpha C/C++ for Tru64 and OpenVMS are both included in the
> relevant hobbyist programs.
I have a couple of versions of Tru64 hobbyist and don't recall having a
license for cxx! I'll have to fire up my trusty UP2000 and check again.
Years ago, we paid > $4k for the cxx license at work, IIRC.
> IBM xlC/xlC++ and SGI MIPSpro would be very
> nice (although Apple's contributions to GCC for POWER/PowerPC have made
> it infinitely better).
My paychecks come from IBM, so I have become very fond of xlC/C++ (aka
VAC) but it certainly ain't free - not even for employees <g>. I thought
I saw something announced about a free xlC for PPC linux - am I imagining
> I saw on USENET a blurb about "repurposing" the
> included MIPSpro kernel compiler as a general-purpose C compiler with
> the addition of a few symlinks, and the word on the street is that
> MIPSpro 7.4 could, ahem, possibly be used for a few times while one is
> trying to locate the regrettably misplaced license code, with only a nag
> screen coming up.
I'd appreciate knowing more about this. Private e-mail works <hint,
> I'm trying to get into the dev program, though. We'll see what happens.
That's the cleanest way, granted.
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