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Re: [tlug] Apple vs. FSF and gcc 4.2.1

>  > I think that is LLVM, which uses GCC as the front-end. Clang is the
>  > replacement front-end to wean people off GCC completely:
>  >
> LLVM is the whole toolchain.  clang is a new front-end which produces
> LLVM-IR (intermediate representation) directly.  llvm-gcc and the
> in-development dragonegg GCC plug-in use the GCC parser, convert GCC's
> IR to LLVM-IR, and then use LLVM's optimizer and code generator to
> finish the job.

Hello Steve,
Were you correcting my answer, or fleshing it out? :-) (I.e. once I have
llvm and clang on my machine, can I compile C/C++ into a binary, or do I
still need gcc for one of the steps?) (I'm thinking linux here, though I
thought the answer for Mac and Windows was the same too.)

> I'm looking forward to debugging optimized code and getting sane
> backtraces!

Yes, the idea of a useful compile error, instead of what gcc spits out
(which I normally have to put into google to get interpreted), is really


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