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Re: Defending GCC considered futile

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: Defending GCC considered futile
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 23:30:25 +0100

* Eric S. Raymond:

> I'm pretty sure this is not true.  If the clang/LLVM people decide
> they want to eat GCC's lunch, they *will* do it.  The reason has
> nothing to do with any philosophical issue but merely the fact that
> compiler technology has advanced significantly in ways that GCC is not
> well positioned to exploit.  The clang/LLVM people have both a
> clean-sheet technology advantage

LLVM was first relased in 2003, Clang was opened up in 2007 (but is
likely a bit older).  Those aren't young projects by any standard, and
I doubt their sheets are particularly clean by this point.

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