Clang - what is the story?

Chad Perrin perrin at
Sun Jan 22 07:46:00 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 05:09:52PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> On 01/22/12 17:02, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 03:43:13PM +0000, RW wrote:
> >>I was just wondering what would have happened if Apple hadn't backed
> >>clang/LLVM as BSD licensed projects. Was there a plan B (other than
> >>gcc 4.2.1) or did Apple save the *BSD world?
> >The backup plan was probably PCC.
> Whats actually surprising is that it wasn't used as plan A (I just
> looked it up); It then would have come full circle ;)

A couple years ago, it looked like a race between PCC and TenDRA, but
Clang seemed to just come out of nowhere and steal all the attention.
All three of them had a lot to recommend them, but then the TenDRA
modernization project evaporated and everybody jumped on the Clang wagon.
At least, that's how it looked to me.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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