Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 19:10 UTC, submitted by tyrione
General Development LLVM 2.8 has been released. The release notes describe this new, ehm, release in greater detail, so head on over and give it a read.
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RE: GCC > LLVM
by 0brad0 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 07:01 UTC in reply to "GCC > LLVM"
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GCC is still the best.


GCC is a slow compiler, especially with C++ and it's getting slower with each new release. It is a memory pig. Error messages/reporting is very poor. The code is overly complex and hard for people to hack on. The license especially with the newer versions is unacceptable for a lot of projects.

LLVM is much better in all of these areas.

GCC also does not generate the best code on pretty
much any architecture and on more than enough of the architecures it supports it generates really poor code.

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