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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by smitty on Sun 30th Sep 2007 04:11 UTC in reply to "GCC"
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The great thing about open source software is that anyone can patch the software so that other compilers can compile it. If other compilers start gaining users I'm sure that will happen, but for now I think it is understandable given almost everyone uses GCC. I know that the KDE project is currently fixing it's software to work with Sun Studio since they're officially supporting Solaris with KDE4.

Edited 2007-09-30 04:17

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