View Full Version : standard language, standard compiler?

08-31-2001, 10:10 PM
i remeber thinking about why they, uh 'they' that is, never made a standard compiler. i think i was begining to read my big book o' C [the complete reference], and it had repeated references to ANSI C, etc... i realize there are a myriad of platforms and processors to write code for... but shouldn't their be some sort of standard to conform to? thanks...

09-01-2001, 12:59 AM
Well I would think GCC comes pretty close to this, it has an impressive list of supported architectures.
link (http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3.0/gcc_4.html#SEC56)

09-01-2001, 01:17 AM
What are you talking about? Ofcourse there is a sandard. Do you want it? ISO/IEC 9899

09-01-2001, 06:27 AM
I think he means, why isn't there a compiler that fully conforms to the standard?

09-01-2001, 10:12 AM
In my opinion, a standards commitee slows the improvement of the language. For example, how many independent vendor libraries (MFC's container classes) were there before the STL was adopted into the C++ standard?


p.s. don't get me wrong, i embrace the benefits of a standardized language as well...

09-01-2001, 06:24 PM
Borland builder (and vs.net according to dean) follow the standereds, quite well.

09-03-2001, 02:49 AM
And let's not forget the noble Bloodshed Dev-C/C++ compiler(a mingw)...

09-03-2001, 04:15 AM
>And let's not forget the noble Bloodshed Dev-C/C++ compiler(a mingw).<
No the gnu compilrs regard for the standered is poor, as in visual C++ 6.

09-03-2001, 04:21 AM
I like the standard myself. Have not had any troubles following the standard thus far in VS.NET. Ofcourse VS.NET has a lot more to offer than the standard but I'd rather not get into that for a while.