CLANG vs GCC tests of fortran/f2c program

Евгений Лактанов root1101 at
Wed Jun 20 16:39:46 UTC 2012

20.06.2012 18:47, Mark Felder пишет:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:43:14 -0500, Wojciech Puchar
> <wojtek at> wrote:
>>> Why not make FreeBSD better for everyone by cooperating with the
>>> CLANG project?
>> because we already have great compiler - GCC. In spite of using GPL
>> licence.
> GCC performs well, but it is a very messy undocumented codebase which
> makes maintaining it a nightmare. Just ask Google -- you'll find many
> others saying the same thing. It would take MORE work to get FreeBSD
> devs up to speed on the GCC codebase to add the features we want than
> it is to cooperate with the CLANG community and help them make their
> compiler better than GCC in every test case.
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It is the classic developer/user argument. It is also stupid. The user
side simply doesn't have the same needs, it can't understand how
freaking hard it is sometimes to debug a large and complex program in a
badly documented environment or worse with undocumented features. If it
works faster ergo it is better - that is the only criteria to really
have a meaning to a user.

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