Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:26 UTC, submitted by Chris Lattner
General Development The LLVM Project recently released a new version of their compiler, optimizer and code generators. LLVM includes a drop-in GCC-compatible C/C++ and ObjC compiler, mature optimization technology (including cross file/whole program optimization), and a highly optimizing code generator. For people who enjoy hacking on compilers and runtimes, LLVM provides libraries for implementing custom optimizers and code generators including JIT compiler support. This release is the first to provide beta GCC 4.2 compatibility as well as the new "clang" C/ObjC front-end, which provides capabilities to build source-to-source translators and many other tools.
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cyclops
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2006-03-12

No thank you. You misread me if you *re-read the quote* you will see that it says "BSD kernel distributions" which all contain GCC and Gnome and ... well you get my point, and all are *compiled* with GCC.

I make the point with no smack down. I use a kernel that Thom regularly advertised as *using* code from the BSD kernels, Every Linux based Distribution comes with X(ok not quite BSD).

Although I thank you again for *stressing* a different but supporting point as to why this should not be used in any smack down on different kernel licenses.

I personally think there is more to celebrate with successful open source applications that *compete* with proprietary ones like that of Firefox(under the Mozilla License) or when *binary proprietary blobs* are finally removed that damage all open platforms like that of Gnash by the FSF.

...Its not that I don't care about the license I think their are better points to be made about LLVM as being a replacement for GCC(it isn't check the slides) on BSD distributions. In fact if you click the link and look at the slides you will actually see quite a few *real* advantages to both clang and LLVM over their selected parts of GCC both technical *and* even some related to the license...and some disadvantages.

Edited 2007-09-30 02:45

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