[Mono-list] Re: Bootstrapping

Brandon Knitter knitterb@blandsite.org
Wed, 7 Jul 2004 21:22:42 -0700

> How did you compile GCC?  You need to have a pre-compiled or
> cross-compiled version of the compiler to build it the first time.  It's
> the same story here.

GCC has a valid 3 phased bootstraping which builds the compiler in stages.  GCC
doesn't require a C compiler to be compiled, although it does speed up the process.

This is a chicken and the egg thing.  I just want to build the thing from
scratch and am confused (and concerned) how this is possible.