Re: using linux instead of osf

L.P.Williams (
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 14:24:23 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Scott Manley wrote:

> OK the object code would be legal, but any code which used libc or libm
> (everything ever written) would break the agreement. If you had all the a.out
> libs on your system and an ECOFF version of gcc then you could compile all
> your original source to object code on the DU system and then link it to the
> gnu libs on your linux system. Now I have tried this and it is possible, but
> the
> performance improvement that DEC's cc gives over GCC is only about 2-3%, not
> really enough to justify the extra hassle.
> > How about :
> >
> > writing your own fortran90 code. Compile it on DU using their F90
> > compiler then run the executable on alpha linux?
> >
> > Would it work? Would it be OK as far as licensing goes?

Ahh, but since I have no FORTRAN 90 compiler for alpha linux (I do have
a rather nice and cheap F90/95 compiler for intel linux) I need some way
of comiling to object code at least! Therefore the DEC UNIX system seems
my only option.

Cheers anyway


Llewelyn Paul Williams

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