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    Default GCC 4.9 Will Make Compilers More Exciting In 2014

    Phoronix: GCC 4.9 Will Make Compilers More Exciting In 2014

    GCC 4.9 will likely not be released until later in H1'2014, but already a lot of compiler changes have been queued up to make this next major release of the GNU Compiler Collection exciting for developers and also benefiting users of the generated binaries...

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    I hope GCC will remain competitive against the upcomer LLVM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeekei View Post
    I hope GCC will remain competitive against the upcomer LLVM.
    It seems the general idea is to have something to finally compete with GCC, and I hope the two can co-exist for quite a while. I don't think there will end up being a decisive winner, and having both around has improved the quality of each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWisBest View Post
    and having both around has improved the quality of each other.
    No, it seems to be a case of one-way leaching(parasitism) so far rather than symbiosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrulez View Post
    No, it seems to be a case of one-way leaching(parasitism) so far rather than symbiosis.
    Parasitism is a form of symbiosis. The word you're looking for is mutualism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Parasitism is a form of symbiosis. The word you're looking for is mutualism.
    Correct, thanks you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Parasitism is a form of symbiosis. The word you're looking for is mutualism.
    Isn't that characteristic of the open-source community in general? I have to agree that there is a degree of NIH in some projects, no need to point the finger, large projects do tend to benefit from the work done in other software, that have a liberal license of course. GCC and LLVM are structured completely different and have different paradigms so it's difficult to say one leeches from the other.

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