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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However the BSDs do not like non-BSD licensed software in their codebases (OpenBSD especially), therefore they try to exclude GPL licensed code ... the PCC project in regards to OpenBSD is a good example.

This means only that because of its GPL license the open source EKOPath4 compiler itself would itself not be chosen by BSD distributions as the included compiler.

I agree.

That does not mean that what I said was incorrect. It still remains true to say that:
You do not need a BSD-licensed compiler to compile BSD.

There is no requirement that you compile BSD-licensed code on a BSD system.

Edited 2011-06-16 23:20 UTC

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