R-beta: Sun native compiler SC2.0.1, R-0.62.x

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 14 08:37:48 CEST 1998

On Sun, 13 Sep 1998 gordon.harrington at uni.edu wrote:

> Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote: 
> > 
> > I just wanted to point out that is a _very_ old SunPro compiler: the
> > current version on both Solaris and SunOS is at least SC4.2, and I see we
> > used SC3.0.1 in 1994.  I doubt if people are trying gcc of similar age
> > (2.5.x?), and if they were I would expect problems with header files.
> That is interesting. My CD-ROM with SC2.0.1 is dated August, 1995 and my OS is
> Solaris2.4. Apparently my SunPRO is older than the date while I know my network
> routines are Solaris2.5 which was released later.. 

On our (Sparc) systems Solaris 2.5 is dated November 1995, and SC3.0 is
dated Aug 9 1994. (It reports its version as 3.0.1, but was perhaps patched
to that at a later stage.) We still have it available as it is the
officially compatible compiler with S-PLUS 3.4. 

I had a private message from someone who has SC2.0.1 bundled with SunOS
4.1.3.  I checked our remaining 4.1.3 system, and its bundled compiler is
not SC2.0.1, indeed is dated July 23 1992.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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