On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Bakul Shah <ba...@bitblocks.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 31 May 2010 12:33:18 MDT "M. Warner Losh" <i...@bsdimp.com> wrote: > > > ... > > Can't speak for others but I am very appreciative of all the > work put in enthusiastically by Roman and others to get clang > into FreeBSD. Exciting to have a real alternative to gcc! > > In software engineering , there is a concept : "Formal Technical Reviews" . In my opinion , one of the best reviewers of a software is a compiler of its language . Having a second compiler in FreeBSD , will make it much better than the present state . My wish would be to pursue a language intersection of both CLang and GCC compilers to be able to check their outputs . If I could have sufficient power ( health , time , etc. ) , I even want to try and make applicable one more compiler such as Portable C Compiler ( which is available in ports ) . Personally I am using two compilers ( Free Pascal and Delphi ) on a big program , and I am obtaining very good results either as very useful warnings or errors . In reality , to pursue such a multiple compiler usage is really difficult , but end result is making efforts very fruitful . I am using a similar technique for my Fortran programs . I can say that to rely on a single compiler is not a very robust way of software development after seeing quality of compiled programs : My policy is now "Never use a single compiler without assuring that it is generating correct code when compared to other compilers even though the current compiler is tested on its test base ." This is a result of so many combinations of a language usage that a test base can not cover but it may exist in a user program over time . This policy is developed by actual experiences . >From these view points , workers on Clang adoption are making really a big contribution to the FreeBSD project and to its users . Thank you very much . Mehmet Erol Sanliturk _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"