Clang as default compiler November 4th
pfg at freebsd.org
Tue Sep 11 16:27:09 UTC 2012
Just my $0.02.
----- Original Message -----
> Can you, please, read what I wrote ? Fixing _ports_ to compile with
> clang is plain wrong. Upstream developers use gcc almost always for
> development and testing. Establishing another constant cost on the
> porting work puts burden on the ports submitters, maintainers and even
> ports users.
> I do strongly oppose the attempt to drain the freebsd resources by
> forcing porters to port third-party code to other compiler.
I can only speak for Apache OpenOffice but since Apple did the switch
already we are feeling a growing pressure to port OpenOffice to clang.
For the time being we need gcc but we would really prefer something
more up to date than gcc 4.2.1 + fixes. In other words, yes making
clang the default may sound drastic but I am OK with killing base
gcc and if clang is what is left I can live with it.
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