Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 13:55 UTC
FreeBSD "The intent is to switch on this option by default rather sooner than later, so we can start preparing for shipping 10.0-RELEASE with Clang as the default system compiler, and deprecating gcc." Good to see Clang/LLVM continue to gain as much steam as it does. This will only make GCC better.
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RE: GNOME and Linux
by Valhalla on Mon 14th May 2012 16:21 UTC in reply to "GNOME and Linux"
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Yes, due to not being able to ship GPLv3 licenced code (due to the wishes of their corporate sponsors iirc) they've been stuck with GCC 4.2 (just like OSX) which is really old. That, together with Clang/LLVM sharing their licence made it an obvious move.

Their transition to Clang/LLVM has been ongoing since 2009 and now it's going to happen in the 10.0 release which shows that Clang/LLVM now has matured sufficiently to be shipped as the default compiler.

I think it's great that we have both these compiler toolchains (I use both) and their friendly competition and respective strengths means we have more possibilities and better tools available in the open source ecosystem.

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