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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I understand where you're coming from but nobody ever said that there's GPL'd code in BSD. In fact, if there was any GPL'd code used in say the NetBSD kernel, it would no longer be BSD.

On the other hand, it is with the help of a fellow opnsource project, namely the GNU C compiler, that other opensource projects, in this case the BSDs, can build they're systems without having to buy expensive compilers. As far as I'm concerned, that's a win-win situation.

I'm happy to hear that there are compilers being release that are more in line with the BSD philosophy, but that hardly means that GCC should not be valued for it's prior usefulness.

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