Re: building against Clang
Jonas Smedegaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Quoting Russ Allbery (2014-10-28 17:20:02) at email@example.com
>> For the compiler, all of Debian is built with GCC, but some teams do
>> test builds with Clang and report bugs, which most maintainers merge
>> and some don't.
> Speaking of which: Is it Policy or just habit to use GCC over Clang?
I think it's just habit, plus the fact that histoorically GCC has been
very portable to different architectures, which is something that we care
a lot about. Using different compilers on different architectures is a
little nerve-wracking, since one can then easily get problems not easily
reproduced on common architectures.
Clang does have some nice advantages over GCC, so being able to use either
is a good project, but I'm not sure it makes sense to start building a lot
of software with it. That said, if the software prefers Clang as the
compiler upstream, there probably isn't anything inherently wrong with it
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>