Mathias Hasselmann

GCC 4.5 - Awesome Release!

GCC 4.5 just was has been released yesterday. It's a really awesome release according to its summary of changes. My favorites:

Awesome release! Really awesome release!


Courageous anonymous commented on April 16, 2010 at 9:32 a.m.

I'd really like to see LLVM/Clang become a real GCC competitor on the C++ land.

n900 user commented on April 16, 2010 at 8:40 p.m.

yeah... i didn't understand even a single word. what is this GCC for?

Mathias Hasselmann commented on April 17, 2010 at 12:55 a.m.

@N900 user: It's our compiler. It turns human readable source code into processor instructions.

@Courageous: Yes, more competion would be good. Well, actually I wonder if the recent improvements in gcc are driven by competion from LLVM/Clang already:
More human readable error messages - obviously Clang driven. Faster template handling (finally!) - Clang driven for sure. Byte code based global optimizations - once again LLVM is the cause.

Even plugin support might be caused by LLVM/Clang: There was quite some opposition against such a feature, but LLVM/Clang taking leadership in static analysis research might have changed minds.