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Re: Notes from the GROW'10 workshop panel (GCC research opportunities workshop)


On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:18, Manuel LÃpez-IbÃÃez
<lopezibanez@gmail.com> wrote:

> GCC is better than Clang/LLVM in many aspects but, like it or not, the
> opposite is also true, and we should learn from those aspects what we
> can, take what is good and drop what is bad. [1]

Agreed.

> Otherwise, as Ian said in another topic [2]: "I have a different fear:
> that gcc will become increasing irrelevant".

That's my impression, as well.  It is true of just about every code
base, if it cannot attract new developers, it stagnates and eventually
whithers away.

To attract new developers, GCC needs to modernize its internal
structure.  I have some thoughts on that, but progress has been slow,
due mostly to resource constraints.

Alternately, GCC could just content itself to being a legacy compiler
with a dwindling user base.  It won't happen tomorrow, but it may
happen eventually.


Diego.


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