CLANG vs GCC tests of fortran/f2c program

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at
Thu Jun 21 09:50:31 UTC 2012

Snippet from Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at>:

> I successfully predicted the fall of linux (in quality point of view)
> years ago, then netbsd - after this and my prediction were good.

> Now i predict FreeBSD will fall within 2015 time frame.
> What i mean fall - that it would be better to use older version as long as
> possible because newer are worse.

> For now

> - FreeBSD 6 was an improvement
> - FreeBSD 7 was an improvement, except first releases but that's normal
> - FreeBSD 8 was a big improvement in performance and quality.

> FreeBSD 9 as for now:

> - have similar performance at most
> - have some improvement and important functionality like TRIM support.
> - have some useful functionality like softdep journalling, but risky.
> Still - forcing full check reveals some inconsistencies now and then.

> FreeBSD 10 will unlikely be better, but for sure slower unless you will
> force gcc build that MAYBE will work. possibly not.

My experience with NetBSD suggests you may be right there, but Linux?

I'll have to build a new Linux installation and see for myself!

I'm still inclined to say FreeBSD 9.0 is an improvement over 8.2; I never got to 8.3.


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