Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jun 2011 14:23 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
General Development "PathScale announced today that the EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite is now available as an open source project and free download for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This release includes documentation and the complete development stack, including compiler, debugger, assembler, runtimes and standard libraries. EKOPath is the product of years of ongoing development, representing one of the industries highest performance Intel 64 and AMD C, C++ and Fortran compilers." More here.
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RE: How fast could i make my code:
by lemur2 on Thu 16th Jun 2011 02:30 UTC in reply to "How fast could i make my code:"
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Would binaries made with this software be in any legal danger if it is licensed under a different license than the compiler tools?

As with all GPL programs, the GPL license and the associated copyleft provisions apply to the source code of the (GPL'd) program itself (in this case, the GPL applies to the source code of the EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite). You have unlimited, irrevocable, unconditional permission (under the GPL) to use (as in run it) such a program however, wherever and whenever you wish, for any purpose. The only act to which copyleft provisos apply is if you decide to re-distribute said compiler tools to other people.

Whatever source code you write is your code, to license as you please. It matters not one whit that you used a particular compiler to compile that code (just as it matters not one whit what particular text editor you used), if you wrote the source code you are still the author, and the copyrights to your source code belong to you. What you do with your code is not at all constrained by the GPL unless you choose to release your code under the GPL.

Edited 2011-06-16 02:37 UTC

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