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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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

"No thank you. You misread me if you *re-read the quote* you will see that it says "BSD kernel distributions" which all contain GCC and Gnome"

Actually, Gnome is not part of FreeBSD core, it is part of the ports collection. I cannot comment on the other BSDs, But with FreeBSD it is not part of the distribution. Similar to how Debian and Ubuntu have non-free repositories. It's easy to install, but not installed by default.

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

Don't use the words "actually" ;)

I got in an interesting flame war on what was native vs available to a Distribution, and that was on a meta Distibution where *nothing* is the default install. I'm not having another one to with what constitutes a port vs default install, because the bottom line is I don't care. I personally am more interested in the component parts of what makes up my own mythical meta-distribution, and selecting the parts that fit my needs. If you want to run without a full desktop GPL solution of either KDE Gnome or Xfce.

If you want to play some elitist Distro rubbish with me you have picked the wrong person. Go away.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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If you want to play some elitist Distro rubbish with me you have picked the wrong person. Go away.

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Don't you think you are overreacting a bit to bluenosejake's very reasonable correction to your claim? Especially since he is verifiably correct. There is nothing elitist about making a factual correction regarding an erroneous claim that was central to your post.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"I'm not having another one to with what constitutes a port vs default install, because the bottom line is I don't care"

It's easy to ignore the truth of something if you don't care.

"If you want to play some elitist Distro rubbish with me you have picked the wrong person. Go away."

I wasn't playing any elitist games, I was correcting an error you made. If you can't take getting corrected or being disagreed with, better cancel your internet account and turn your computer off.

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