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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"No thank you. You misread me if you *re-read the quote* you will see that it says "BSD kernel distributions" which all contain GCC and Gnome"

Actually, Gnome is not part of FreeBSD core, it is part of the ports collection. I cannot comment on the other BSDs, But with FreeBSD it is not part of the distribution. Similar to how Debian and Ubuntu have non-free repositories. It's easy to install, but not installed by default.

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