Importing clang/LLVM into FreeBSD HEAD

Brandon Gooch jamesbrandongooch at
Mon May 31 18:25:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Roman Divacky <rdivacky at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to propose to integrate clang/LLVM into FreeBSD HEAD
> in the near future (days, not weeks).
> clang/LLVM is a C/C++/ObjC compiler (framework) which aims to possibly
> replace gcc. It is BSDL-like licensed. The sources are ~45MB (the
> svn checkout is 97MB). Clang/LLVM is written in C++.
> Clang can compile all of FreeBSD on i386/amd64 including world and booting
> kernel. Other architectures that are close to working are MIPS, PowerPC
> and ARM. We have a branch (clangbsd-import) that just includes clang/LLVM
> sources and the build infrastructure and this is what we aim to integrate
> at first.
> The import of clang/LLVM was discussed at the toolchain summit May 10th
> but I would like to hear your opinion. I got approval from core@ on
> importing it.
> So please share your support or resistance to the idea of importing clang.
> Roman Divacky

Another user "YES" vote here; I will begin using clang on all of my
FreeBSD HEAD machines after the import. Exciting!


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