> Grrrr -
> OK, next questions: Does anyone know if it is possible to buy only the
> COMPILER from SGI, so that CC works from command line ? is this cheaper
> than getting the fullblown GUI set of tools, or is there only one package ?
Yes, and yes.
MIPSpro C 7.2.1 Compiler is one package
MIPSpro C++ 7.2.1 Compiler is one package
ProDev WorkShop 2.7 (the GUI tools) is one package
RapidApp 1.3 (the GUI builder) is one package (now discontinued)
Documenters Workbench is one package (should IMO be free)
Note that the ProDev Workshop package also includes the SpeedShop 1.3
package, and I'm not sure if you can get it seperately.
However that's not needed, but useful if you want to run tests on
your compiled code.
I don't find ProDev Workshop much useful except for for C++, and
wish they had split the package.
So go ahead, buy just MIPSpro C 7.2.1 - it's well worth the money,
IMHO. It's not that expensive either, compared to TurboC/VisualC
and other unix platform native compilers.