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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RE[2]: An interesting project
by cyclops on Sun 30th Sep 2007 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE: An interesting project"
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"If LLVM can bring this to open-source, then it will be a worthwhile replacement for GCC (and a good way to unshackle open-source from the FSF)."

I find this comment from a user like yourself a *strong* advocate of the Microsoft *proprietary* platform, somewhat ironic. I am pleased that you have again reinforced the fact that Richard Stallman created GCC and FSF have steered the project for *20 years*, but I suspect it is another off-topic slight against the FSF.

I would love to see justification as to why a project that involves mutual collaboration between *companies* is better in whole or in part controlled by a single company instead of an *organization*, especially since by your own point GCC is a cross-platform compiler unlike the proprietary one you advocate which is unavailable to any other platform but Microsoft's own, yet your advocating control of the compiler by companies who have an interest in only *their* platform.

Edited 2007-09-30 15:39

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