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[2]: slow decline of GCC ?
by kwan_e on Wed 7th Mar 2018 09:49 UTC in reply to "RE: slow decline of GCC ?"
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For my relatively simple projects, clang would produce code that's about 10%-15% smaller than gcc.

After -O2 or -Os, I find they're both about the same. Clang is a much faster compiler, hands down. My understanding is that GCC can be overly aggressive in optimization so may end up generating code that isn't the best for relatively simple projects.

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