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Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:05:52 -0500
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: ELLCC has self hosted.

I'd cc: the relevant parties but this mailing list is misconfigured  
with the broken reply-to: tag so I'd have to dig through the backscroll  
to find out who they are. Oh well.

On 10/20/2013 11:49:59 AM, agent wrote:
> 19.10.2013 05:02, Richard Pennington ?????:
>> The clang/LLVM based ELLCC project (, after having  
>> reached a huge milestone ( has now  
>> successfully compiled itself.
>> The steps were:
>> 1. Use gcc to build the compiler with Linux standard libraries.
>> 2. Use ecc to build itself with libc++, libc++ABI, libunwind, musl,  
>> and compiler-rt
>> 3. Use the newly built compiler to build itself again.
>> That is very cool.
>> -Rich
> I understand my question is rather stupid, but what is the most  
> preferable way to
> use ecc as a compiler to build itself? Even if I set cc and cxx  
> variables in the
> root configure script, it still builds everything with gcc. Is  
> setting CC and CXX
> environment variables sufficient?
> Dmitry

My question is even dumber: why does the download page say  
the last release was a year ago?


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