<mark_weaver>FYI, my YeeLoong successfully built 'hello' on the new core-updates (with GCC-4.8), and the Loongson 3A machine has built a whole lot of things on that branch without problems (I have it trying to build almost everything in the repo).
<mark_weaver>given that syntax (macros) are the only things that are really needed from the dependent modules at compile time, it seems like it should be doable, as long as there are no circular syntax dependencies.
*jxself feels like he's missing part of the picture
<zacts>jxself: there was a contest where you had to guess where rms was in a picture. I guessed correctly and won a t-shirt. I was going to be mentioned in the Gnu newsletter, but when rms found out about the contest he got all upset that he didn't know about it.
<mark_weaver>yeah, maybe more. depends on how complete the conformance has to be to count them, I guess. but admittedly, I'm getting that "6" from something ijp said recently. I haven't attempted a count in a while.