Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Apr 2010 08:40 UTC
FreeBSD Roman Divacky on behalf of the ClangBSD team writes "ClangBSD is a branch of FreeBSD that aims at integrating clang into FreeBSD, replacing GCC as a system compiler. Recently, we've achieved the state when clang can compile all of FreeBSD world on i386/amd64 platforms (including all the C++ apps we have and itself) and a bootable kernel. Thus we feel that the time has come to ask the FreeBSD community for wider testing on i386/amd64 (you sure can help with other platforms too :))."
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RE[3]: Competition is welcome
by strcpy on Sun 18th Apr 2010 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Competition is welcome"
strcpy
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Upside of this is that it gives LLVM some testing & mindshare; downside is that FreeBSD is left behind until LLVM reaches parity with newest gcc.


What are you talking about?

Majority of the so-called optimizations make no sense with operating systems. Here the correctness matters more (see also Linus' rants).

For third-party software obtained via the package system, gcc is always available. And will be required.

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