Clang - what is the story?
freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Sat Jan 21 12:54:16 UTC 2012
I've been seeing a lot of hoorays and pats on the back and a general
feeling satisfaction in being able to use clang to compile FreeBSD and
ports. The only reason I can see from searching is a need to get away
from gcc (which is tried and tested since the beginning of time) which
is now apparently GPLv3.
Can someone offer some clarity as to the importance of this? I'm
guessing the that stepping away from GPL is generally a good thing,
especially if there is something similar with similar license structure
to BSD; I just can't understand the rush of it.
Even under GPL anything built using gcc can be licensed as you like, so
I doubt it could be that.
I'm not skeptical, just curious- trying to get my head around some of
the dev side of things :)
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