Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Oct 2010 20:36 UTC, submitted by tyrione
Linux Clang can build a kernel now. "The kernel can successfully boot to runlevel 5 (aka X + networking) on the Macbook, both on bare metal and in Qemu. The kernel can successfully boot to runlevel 3 on a secondary test machine, a microATX desktop box (Intel Atom). I haven't tried to start X on this box yet. The kernel can self-host; I am currently running a 'fourth generation' self-hosted Linux kernel built by a 'fourth generation' Clang."
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RE: What is Clang?
by draethus on Wed 27th Oct 2010 07:25 UTC in reply to "What is Clang?"
draethus
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It can be compared to a JVM for C. Just like Java code runs on any platform with a JVM, C/C++ code can be compiled (with clang or others) into LLVM bytecode that can be run on any platform.

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