Many people have contributed to this book, and it is important to record
their names here:
Thanks to Gerald Pfeifer, for his careful reviewing and numerous
suggestions for improving the book.
Thanks to Andreas Jaeger, for information on AMD64 and multi-architecture
support, and many helpful comments.
Thanks to David Edelsohn, for information on the POWER/PowerPC series of
Thanks to Jamie Lokier, for research.
Thanks to Martin Leisner, Mario Pernici, Stephen Compall and Nigel
Lowry, for helpful corrections.
Thanks to Gerard Jungman, for useful comments.
Thanks to Steven Rubin, for generating the chip layout for the cover
And most importantly, thanks to Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU
Project, for writing GCC and making it free software.