Linked by Bob Sacamano on Tue 12th Jun 2012 22:31 UTC
OpenBSD Bitrig, a fork of OpenBSD, has surfaced. It aims to be less conservative than OpenBSD by being less loose with new features and only supporting modern architectures. Bitrig has also converted over to using LLVM's clang rather than GNU gcc for it's toolchain/compiler. A roadmap for Bitrig is also available.
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LLVM
by FunkyELF on Wed 13th Jun 2012 16:13 UTC
FunkyELF
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I have read up a little bit on LLVM. It has so much potential but all I see here is that they're using it to compile, as a GCC replacement. Not really utilizing the JIT or platform independent LLVM IR.

Basically, they have switched compilers. Nothing spectacular.

I'd like to see a distro (BSD, Linux, whatever) with a package manager that serves LLVM bitcode and the source is JIT compiled / cached upon installation.

When a new LLVM is released you could recompile everything on your system to take advantages of new optimizations.

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