Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by Aron Allen
Mac OS X "SproutCore, profiled earlier this week, isn't the only big news spill out from the top secret WWDC conference due to Apple's embrace of open source sharing. Another future technology featured by the Mac maker last week was LLVM, the Low Level Virtual Machine compiler infrastructure project. Like SproutCore, LLVM is neither new nor secret, but both have been hiding from attention due to a thick layer of complexity that has obscured their future potential."
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RE[2]: Comment by johkra
by Chris Lattner on Sat 21st Jun 2008 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by johkra"
Chris Lattner
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The article was confused. llvm-gcc consistently compiles code 30-40% faster than GCC does when the optimizer is enabled (e.g. at) -O2. The generated code is usually 5-10% faster than GCC generated code, but obviously YMMV.

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