The Question is:
We would like to get patches for DEC C v5.6. Unfortunatelly we did not manage
find any patches for this version of DEC C. The closest patches we found
relate to DEC C v5.7. Our question: are there patches for v5.6 or may we
implement patches related to v5
..7 for v5.6? Is there a possibility to get somehow (download)totally new
version (say 5.7 or 6.0) without changing our license or is it coupled with
the necessity to acqiure some new licence?
The Answer is :
V5.6 is quite old, and has a number of limitations. Please upgrade.
One of the salient changes was to the underlying code generator. C
compilers prior to V6.0 include a code generator which can potentially
generate code that is not compliant with the Alpha architecture; code
can be generated that cannot correctly execute on Alpha EV6 and later
C compiler kits and C ECO kits are not normally made available for
(unrestricted) download, as these are usually complete distribution
kits. When C ECO kits are available, these kits can generally be
downloaded by contract support customers. There is no ECO kit for
the aforemented compiler code generation problem; a compiler version
upgrade is required.
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