[LLVMdev] updating the "Getting Started" page with more info about the gcc4 frontend

Scott Michel scottm at rushg.aero.org
Thu Aug 24 20:58:44 PDT 2006

Erick Tryzelaar wrote:
>> It's a "least surprise" issue. If gcc3 produces bytecode directly, why
>> did the gcc4 driver create such a large departure from original,
>> expected functionality? It's a rhetorical question, BTW.
> I actually know this one :) I believe the powers that be decided that
> having a gcc-compatible interface was less surprising to folks than
> keeping compatible with the gcc3 driver. Thats why the gcc4 driver now
> supports the whole -O[1-4] options, among other things.

That's why I would either make sure that the difference is highlighted
in the FAQ and that the difference is highlighted in the "Getting
Started" pages. Otherwise, it'll remain a mailing list FAQ.

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