Clang - what is the story?

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Sun Jan 22 09:10:00 UTC 2012

On 01/22/12 17:45, Chad Perrin wrote:
> 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.
Wow! I'm going to have to do some more research on compilers- I've never 
heard of these until now...

I sound pretty stupid don't I? :P

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