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Re: Looking into LLVM



On 10/25/2009 10:51 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> LLVM 2.6 has been announced with Clang declared as production quality in
>> this release
>>
>> http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvm-announce/2009-October/000033.html
>>
>> Has anyone been looking into building Fedora with it to see how the
>> performance impact is?
> 
> A lot of upstream software on GNU/Linux only supports GCC. Clang tries to 
> support GCC extensions, but I strongly doubt it'll compile all upstream code 
> unchanged, and upstream projects might even reject patches to fix the build 
> with Clang because they only support GCC.

We wouldn't know unless we try. Guess work doesn't lead to much. Hence
my question. Has anyone actually tried to do compile say a large C
codebase with LLVM?

Rahul


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