GSoC: Making ports work with clang
yuri at rawbw.com
Sun May 2 07:35:24 UTC 2010
Andrius Morkūnas wrote:
> I'm Andrius Morkūnas from Lithuania. My Summer of Code proposal was
> this year and be working on my project, which is to make clang and
> ports to
> be friendly with each other.
> My main goals are:
> * Create an easy way to set ports compiler to either clang or gcc (and
> CC=clang is not a good way to do that).
> * Write a tool to detect common problems with individual ports not
> environment variables like CC/CXX or doing other horrible things
> that break
> compilation with clang.
> * Make Gnome, KDE, Xorg and other widely used things to work with clang.
Having tried clang++ I have a feeling that it's not quite ready to be a
generic c++ compiler.
It crashes a lot, fails on many quite simple c++ patterns. Very immature.
Don't you feel it's too early to start project like you are going to
given the state of clang with c++?
You will just keep stumbling upon various problems with various ports
and maybe will make 30% of c++ ports build with it at best.
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