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Re: Bug#637232: Multiarch breaks support for non-multiarch toolchain

Jonathan Nieder dixit:

>	pcc (Portable C compiler): unfixed - http://bugs.debian.org/638309

Yes, but that was not the main showstopper for pcc.
Besides upstream bugs on some architectures (recently,
even Linux/amd64 broke again – I’m following pcc dev),
the main problem was how to get pcc-libs for the target
architecture installed.

Since I can now finally use "Depends: pcc-libs:i386" on
arch-any packages (which was not at first allowed by M-A
but got added to dpkg recently), I believe I can go forward
some day now and put together new pcc versions for experi-
mental that actually make use of M-A. I approximately know
how to deal with the pathnames (having worked enough with
gcc), so no need to assist at the moment (though, that
being said, pcc is lower priority to me than others at
the moment – contact me if it’s important to you).

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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