Alternatives to gcc (was Re: gcc 4.3: when will it become
Pegasus Mc Cleaft
ken at mthelicon.com
Thu Jan 15 04:22:27 PST 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "FuLLBLaSTstorm" <fullblaststorm at gmail.com>
> On 2009-01-15 09:45, Roman Divacky wrote:
>> I really dont see any reason why there must be only ONE compiler that
>> can be used to compile FreeBSD.
> I fully agree with it, too. Why not to put something like
> OPTION_COMPILER=`gcc|clang|llvm' so every portion of system designed
> for particular compiler could use the right one?
In principla I like the above idea, but...
My own personal feeling is that we should have a single compiler for the
entire base (world && kernel). Use that compiler as the system compiler and
call it "cc". Any other additional compiler can be installed by the user, if
he chooses to do so. If each package / section of the base is compiled with
a undefined and developer choosen one, wouldent we have to include all three
compilers in the base? (Or am I reading this wrong?)
I dont know clang, llvm, pcc, etc. very well, but.. Would this solve our
problem where we will still need an assembler, linker, archiver, et al?
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