Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 23:50 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
FreeBSD "I've made clang the default on x86 systems. There will probably be a few bumps as we work out the last kinks including a ABI issue for i386 system libraries, but the transition is expected to be fairly smooth for most users."
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RE: why?
by kwan_e on Thu 8th Nov 2012 04:59 UTC in reply to "why?"
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But maybe I'm wrong and there are technical reasons to have Clang and dismiss good old GCC...


Outside of licensing issues, it is the fact that LLVM is designed to have better support for creating tooling extensions. LLVM is highly modularized and pluggable.

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