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 FlyingJester on Thu 8th Mar 2018 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE: slow decline of GCC ?"
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In the case of several systems such as OpenBSD, it is indeed the license, although a barrier to adoption is LLVM and Clang supporting many fewer targets, and not always being self-hosting.

In my own experience, current versions of LLVM+Clang and GCC take a similar amount of time to download and build (although CMake makes me want to build clang a lot less). The code output is very comparable as well. Sometimes Clang is better, sometimes GCC is better ( )

Edited 2018-03-08 19:22 UTC

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