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 danieldk on Sat 9th Oct 2010 10:32 UTC in reply to "GCC > LLVM"
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According to what criterium? llvm, clang, etc. make it a whole lot easier to add IDE plugins, write debuggers, static analysers, etc.

Every compiler has it's strengths and weaknesses. E.g., compile a very large array of structs. gcc will become a monstrosity, taking enormous amounts of memory, while VC++ effortlessly compiles it in a VM with only 512MB RAM.

It's not exactly clear-cut. But the fact is that gcc until recently didn't have a decent system for plugins to avoid proprietary plugins, and LLVM has forced them to offer such functionality to compete.

Edited 2010-10-09 10:32 UTC

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