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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competition is good
by cg0def on Sun 30th Sep 2007 06:33 UTC
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Clang is an interesting project but it probably has problems in some cases. Translation from C++ to ObjC is not as trivial as it seems. ObjC is a superset of C but C++ is not really. Going from C to both languages is trivial but going back presents a challenge.
Seeing how they solved the problem would be pretty interesting.

Oh and long live competition. Another OSS compiler is more than welcome.

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