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[3]: GCC
by dagw on Mon 1st Oct 2007 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GCC"
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I know now that I can, but it isn't the default and when I was learning C no tutorial or book told me to do so, or exlicitly mentioned that if I didn't do that I wouldn't be learning 'correct' C but a highly unstandard gnu C.

I'm not really blaming the gcc team as such though, since I actually prefer the non-standard gnu C because it makes many things easier. It's just that one has to keep in mind that it is non standard and perhaps things could be done to make that more clear.

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