[rescue] Why gcc exists - Re: Help with SunFire V240 Server

Mike Meredith very at zonky.org
Sat Apr 13 02:14:51 CDT 2013

On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:10:38 -0400, Toby Thain wrote:
> Being "better than vendor's" was not only the raison d'jtre for gcc,
> it was also why it eventually supplanted nearly all of them :)

Plus of course you frequently had to pay extra for a vendor's compiler;
sometimes a _LOT_ more. Try asking management for the money for a
compiler (when they barely understand what one is) so you can compile
your favourite shell.

Mike Meredith (http://zonky.org/)
   "People believe in all sorts of odd superstitions though: black cats,
    spilling salt, having full features on ethernet LAGs, vendor
marketing blurb, fear of the number 13, etc.  All very odd stuff.
    -- Nick on NANOG

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