Clang - what is the story?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Jan 23 19:57:00 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 08:54:32AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 22/01/2012 22:53, Da Rock wrote:
> > What part is that? I thought it had to be all c...
> Not at all.  clang and llvm are themselves written in C++.
> However, it's groff that Roland mentioned as the canonical example of
> C++ in base.

And people have been grumbling about that for years, up to the point that a
viable and indeed much smaller replacement (mandoc, in the textproc/mdocml
port) has been written in C.

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