*nix on "classic" systems
pechter at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 19:20:01 CDT 2007
Yeah... that's good for Solaris 9 and stuff... try to find a copy for SunOS4
on a Sparcstation2.
The problem is I don't know if the new Sun Studio tools would be any good on
the old Classic boxes.
I tend to think not.
On 4/14/07, Steven N. Hirsch <hirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2007, Scott Quinn wrote:
> > Pete writes:
> >>> FBOFW, modern "free" *nix ports tend to use gcc, and gcc is
> >>> such a resource hog for anything smaller than a VAX. Even on
> >>> a VAX it's colossaly slow.
> >> Augh....any idea how it fares on, say, Sun or SGI machines?
> > GCC runs OK on SGIs, provided that you have a version that coexists with
> > version of IRIX that you're running (later (3.2+) versions don't like
> > IRIXes. GCC will likely be quite unsatisfactory, though, because the
> > optimization on MIPS machines is not very good, and especially bad with
> > versions. Pre 3.4 versions don't play nicely with MIPSpro/MIPSCC object
> > either.
> > SPARC is better, indeed for C++ or ANSI C on SunOS4 you will probably
> have to
> > use gcc, since Sun's ANSI and C++ compilers are both hard to come by and
> > nodelocked.
> Are you talking about the SUNWspro tools? Those are available for free
> download from Sun. I think they call it Studio 11, or something like
d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN. Don't you wish you could still buy it now!
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