Clang - what is the story?
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Sun Jan 22 20:09:56 UTC 2012
Quoth Robert Bonomi on Sunday, 22 January 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)
> Greenleaf Software
> Ellis Computing (specializing in 'budget' compilers, circa $30 pricetags)
> "Small C"
> tcc -- the 'tiny C compiler
> I'm sure others can name ones I've overlooked.
I used a horrible C compiler on CP/M -- I guess I've blocked its name out
of my memory. Anything you found in K&R that sounded cool you had to go
write a test program to see if this compiler actually supported it.
Sometimes it did, but differently.
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