Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Oct 2010 20:36 UTC, submitted by tyrione
Linux Clang can build a kernel now. "The kernel can successfully boot to runlevel 5 (aka X + networking) on the Macbook, both on bare metal and in Qemu. The kernel can successfully boot to runlevel 3 on a secondary test machine, a microATX desktop box (Intel Atom). I haven't tried to start X on this box yet. The kernel can self-host; I am currently running a 'fourth generation' self-hosted Linux kernel built by a 'fourth generation' Clang."
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Simply: Congratulations
by pica on Wed 27th Oct 2010 08:11 UTC
pica
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IMHO that's a major milestone. The next step would be a few distributors to switch to clang. This would make gcc and clang compete. Competition is IMHO vital for improvement.

Even if I have used neither clang nor llvm yet. But I have read about it, its concepts, its rationale. In my opinion the rationale behind llvm is sound, very sound.

Waiting for a project, in which I can use it ;-)

pica

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