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egcs is an experimental step in the development of GCC, the GNU C compiler. egcs is a collaborative effort involving several groups of hackers using an open development model to accelerate development and testing of GNU compilers and runtime libraries. An important goal of egcs is to allow wide scale testing of experimental features and optimizations; therefore, egcs contains some features and optimizations which are still under development. However, egcs has been carefully tested and should be comparable in quality to most gcc releases.

egcs-1.0 contains many improvements and features not found in gcc-2.7 and even the soon to be released gcc-2.8 compilers.

Current Version:   egcs and GCC have been emerged into GCC since April 1999.

License Type:   GPL

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