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[3]: why?
by oskeladden on Thu 8th Nov 2012 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: why?"
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By the way, this is the reason why I removed Mac OS X from my Macbook and replaced it with Ubuntu: to have a reasonably updated version of gcc instead of the very old one bundled with Lion.

I don't have much experience with OS X Lion, but couldn't you simply have installed a newer version of GCC? I've not used a Mac as my main work machine for a while, but it used to be possible on Snow Leopard using MacPorts with some tweaking. I certainly had GCC 4.5.x running with OpenMP 3.0 support on my Snow Leopard based machine (like you, I needed it for modelling).

Edited 2012-11-08 16:56 UTC

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