Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2018 20:08 UTC

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 malxau on Wed 7th Mar 2018 09:10 UTC in reply to "slow decline of GCC ?"
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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.

For me, it was pure code generation. For my relatively simple projects, clang would produce code that's about 10%-15% smaller than gcc. clang was still not quite as good as Visual C++, but gcc was an outlier. Turning your point around, what would be the reason to use gcc over clang?

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