Why Clang

Joe Gain joe.gain at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 19:02:28 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM, Wojciech Puchar
<wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
>> Please stop asking for instant gratification; you won't have it no matter
>> how loud you yell.
> gratification????  Seems like you ask for it.

This might be to gratuitous for most on the list, but diversity is almost
reason enough. And I don't mean this is some sort of fashion-way. I
think llvm and clang are interesting and serious projects.

Actually, to be honest, c programming with clang is really
nice, it gives me really nice error messages, which makes debugging
easier. I like it for that too.

>From a practical point of view, the only negative thing about using clang
is that some applications which have been written using gcc won't compile
using it, but gcc is also ok.

I'm not that interested in saving a few minutes compile time, or bytes of

>> The Clang decision is far-reaching and gives numerous advantages to the
>> FreeBSD platform.
> for example what?
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