[INFO]: import of clang/LLVM to happen on June 9th

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jun 5 00:38:46 UTC 2010

On 06/04/10 11:28, Andrius Morkūnas wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:52:32 +0300, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm not talking about compiling ports with clang
>> (which I also look forward to someday) I'm talking about installing a
>> version of gcc from ports and using that to compile all the other ports.
> I'm even more confused now. What does that have to do with clang import?

I didn't say it did. I said "I'd like to see ..." I have no power to 
mandate anything. :)  The connection in MY mind is that once we start 
down the road of making the idea of "compiler/toolchain" more flexible, 
it's probably a good idea to also start down the road of "ports 
compiler" and "base compiler." I'm not sure I can invest the time to 
work on the "clang for the base" side of it, but I am pretty sure I can 
work on the "compiler for ports" side. Not to mention that I'd like to 
see if the new compiler makes any difference on my newish CPU.

I'd also like to see this issue get a little more attention since it's 
something that all FreeBSD users can participate in, not just those 
running -current.

> but there's already a tutorial about changing ports compiler to newer
> version of gcc[1].
> So what am I missing here?
> [1]
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/custom-gcc/configuring-ports-gcc.html

That's just what I was looking for, thanks!


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