Re: [MoM] Regarding status of fis-gtm-initial package
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 04:13:26PM -0500, Bhaskar, K.S wrote:
> On 01/23/2012 03:45 PM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 02:31:26PM -0500, Bhaskar, K.S wrote:
> >>[KSB] There are several MUMPS compilers, both free / open source and
> >>otherwise, but in terms of supporting a full MUMPS, there are only
> >>two, of which GT.M is the only one that is Free.
> >Are any of them
> >a) written in C ? (or, rather, non-MUMPS)
> [KSB] I suspect so, but I don't know for sure because I have never
> used any MUMPS other than GT.M.
If so, it might be a lot easier to bootstrap the GT.M Mumps compiler.
> >b) sufficient to compile a basic GT.M (rather than a full MUMPS)
> [KSB] I don't know, and an investigation seems like a lot of work to
> deal with a simple bootstrap of ASCII files created from other ASCII
> files. Unlike the gcc bootstrap, the GT.M bootstrap is not an ASCII
> to binary step.
Oh, OK, that would, indeed, make things easier (maybe a lot
of work, but doable).
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