Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2018 20:08 UTC
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As of Chrome 64, Chrome for Windows is compiled with Clang. We now use Clang to build Chrome for all platforms it runs on: macOS, iOS, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Windows. Windows is the platform with the second most Chrome users after Android according to statcounter, which made this switch particularly exciting.

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RE: slow decline of GCC ?
by kwan_e on Wed 7th Mar 2018 08:27 UTC in reply to "slow decline of GCC ?"
kwan_e
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I wonder if it's the technical merit of llvm in general, or gpl3 that's turning people away from gcc nowadays.


It's more like the technical demerit of gcc. GCC is a cumbersome code base, and the move to develop in C++ was probably too late.

LLVM Clang is easier to develop for.

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