> Dear Mr. Maxwell,
> A C compiler is $2500? My lord... I'm far from IRIX smart, but
> can't you just install the GNU C utils? How does FREE sound?
Free sounds great, but unfortunately, you can't even use GNU C until
you purchase the IRIX development option for $2500.
From the SGI apps FAQ
-5- Where's the C compiler?
Date: 04 May 1996 00:00:01 EST
IRIX does not include a C compiler. Buy the Iris Developer's Option,
which includes SGI's C compiler. Yes, it is expensive. You can't buy
it used unless you buy the machine for which it was licensed. Ignore
the compiler_eoe subsystem; it is only support for running executables
compiled by others (e.g. SGI). Ignore /usr/cpu/sysgen/root/usr/bin/cc;
it's only for rebuilding the kernel. Don't bother with gcc; it is
completely useless without the libraries and header files in the IDO.
When we say useless, we mean useless for anything whatsoever, not just
useless for complicated things like OpenGL. Should you have IDO and
still think you need gcc, see the hints under PORTING below.