Clang - what is the story?
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Sun Jan 22 14:34:50 UTC 2012
Da Rock <freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> I personally had no idea this was going on; my impression was gcc grew
> out of the original compiler that built unix, and the only choices were
> borland and gcc. The former for win32 crap and the latter for, well,
> everything else.
"Once upon a time", there were _many_ alternatives for C compilers.
Commercial -- i.e. 'you pay for it', or bundled with a pay O/S -- offerings
included (this is a _partial_ list, ones _I_ have personal knowledge of):
PCC -- (the original one0 medium-lousy code but the code-generator was
easily adapted to new/diferent hardwre
Green Hills Softwaware (used by a number of unix hardare manufacturers)
Sun Microsystems developed their own ("acc")
Silicon Graphics, Inc
Symantic (Think C -- notable for high-performance on early Apple Mac's,
significantly better than Apple's own MPW)
Manx Software ("Aztec C" -- a 'best of breed' for MS-DOS)
Ellis Computing (specializing in 'budget' compilers, circa $30 pricetags)
tcc -- the 'tiny C compiler
I'm sure others can name ones I've overlooked.
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