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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Why is it always Vista with you? This article is about COMPILERS, not OSes. It's not even about proprietary compilers.

GCC is a fine compiler for its purpose. Its architecture is not as inherently customizable as LLVM and its licence is not as free, so it's good to see a competitor arising.

You must really enjoy your computing experience a lot to invent problems that don't really exist in other people's computing environments.

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