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  • garegin
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    x11 works better, you are kidding right? that's why most x.org devs support or even actively work on wayland. including x11 veteran keith packard.

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  • allquixotic
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    Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
    Code compiled with Clang is still slower than fuck, WHY DO WE NOT WANT GCC AGAIN? God, this is like Wayland replacing X11. Lets just replace something that works better with a newer crappier version just because it is new!
    In FreeBSD's case, I think the reason they want Clang/LLVM is because they're license purists. Yes, they seriously would rather take a compiler producing shit for code output (very large and very slow binaries) over a GPLed compiler.

    They're also banking on the hope that LLVM will improve. But Apple's engineers are no smarter than the folks who maintain GCC: the fact is that it will take a great many years to mature LLVM to the point that GCC is matured. Compilers aren't simple and you can't write a really good one overnight. LLVM might become as good as GCC 4.x someday, but if the high rate of contribution to GCC continues, it will probably continue to retain some edge over LLVM/Clang, especially on its traditionally most popular target of x86/x86_64.

    This is a demonstration that the FSF isn't the only organization that are license purists. It's telling that the BSD camp always attacks the FSF camp for being GPL license purists, yet when it comes down to deciding which compiler to include in the leading BSD operating system, they base their decision not on technical issues but on license issues. Idealists will never change...

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  • LinuxID10T
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    Code compiled with Clang is still slower than fuck, WHY DO WE NOT WANT GCC AGAIN? God, this is like Wayland replacing X11. Lets just replace something that works better with a newer crappier version just because it is new!

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  • phoronix
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    FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

    Phoronix: FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

    As indicated by the Q1-2012 FreeBSD Status Report, LLVM's Clang compiler is quickly replacing GCC for this popular BSD operating system. The developers are also making much progress in a GNU-free C++11 stack. For FreeBSD 10 they're aiming for Clang as the default C/C++ compiler, deprecate GCC, and to have a BSD-licensed C++ stack...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEwMjI
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