Clang Gets Boosted By The Boost Libraries
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 23 May 2010 at 10:34 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Clang, the C/Objective-C/C++ compiler front-end for the Low-Level Virtual Machine, and LLVM itself have a lot to be proud of lately. LLVM 2.7 was recently released with many new features, LLVM now has its own libstdc++ replacement, and LLVM is finding itself used in many places from a JIT engine in a Flash player to providing software acceleration in Gallium3D. The latest accomplishment for Clang is that the C++ library can now build the Boost libraries.

Boost is a popular set of C++ software libraries used by many open-source project. Contained within the Boost libraries are everything from concurrent programming to mathematical functions to image processing. As of the latest LLVM/Clang code on Thursday, Boost can now successfully build under this Apple-sponsored compiler and the regression tests run successfully.

The details on this compiler accomplishment can be found on the LLVM blog.

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