Drop the K&R requirement from binutils?

DJ Delorie dj@delorie.com
Sat Aug 17 19:50:00 GMT 2002

> Is it reasonable to delay BINUTILS conversion when it serves no useful 
> purpose other than to pacify a very small but very vocal minority of GCC 
> developers?

GCC and Binutils have a long tradition of supporting platforms that
have people behind them.  The "small vocal minority" of developers put
the effort in to maintain support.  The rest of us understand (1) the
importance of providing free tools on those platforms, and (2) the
desire to let the people willing to do the work affect the direction
the work goes in.

> GDB, for instance, gave up waiting three years ago.

GDB is not needed to bootstrap a development environment.

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