[parisc-linux] removal of gnat
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:42:26 +0000
On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 05:31:51PM +0200, Harri Haataja wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 03:26:31PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 05:21:58PM +0200, Harri Haataja wrote:
> > > If there's ada stuff and gnat in particular there, I hope removing
> > > that won't take out the last ada system available. I believe it's
> > > quite hard to get back.
> > No danger of that -- it's built as part of the debian gcc-3.2 build,
> > so there are substantially more recent compilers available.
> So it'll be there in debian.
Yup. And it'll be there for anyone to use if they want to bootstrap their
own compiler. You have to start bootstrapping from _somewhere_; you
seem to be suggesting that it's morally repugnant to start from debian's
gcc+gnat rather than some random gcc+gnat found on a project website..
I'm not sure I agree.
> > gnat is written in Ada, so it is known to work at least well enough to
> > compile itself.
> .. if you have an Ada compiler :)
Sure, but who doesn't? ;-) I even posted instructions in the form of
a shell script to debian-gcc last year on how to cross-bootstrap from
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