Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:26 UTC, submitted by Chris Lattner
General Development The LLVM Project recently released a new version of their compiler, optimizer and code generators. LLVM includes a drop-in GCC-compatible C/C++ and ObjC compiler, mature optimization technology (including cross file/whole program optimization), and a highly optimizing code generator. For people who enjoy hacking on compilers and runtimes, LLVM provides libraries for implementing custom optimizers and code generators including JIT compiler support. This release is the first to provide beta GCC 4.2 compatibility as well as the new "clang" C/ObjC front-end, which provides capabilities to build source-to-source translators and many other tools.
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RE[2]: Gentoo
by NxStY on Sun 30th Sep 2007 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Gentoo"
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Not nessecarily. LLVM has a front end that is based on gcc and works just like it, except that it uses LLVM as the back end. So theoretically it would be as easy as replacing gcc with LLVM/gcc. Of course a lot of stuff would probably not build but it wont be as difficult as switching to, for example, icc or another completely different compiler.

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