[LLVMdev] Why llvm-gcc? Another beginner's question.

Hendrik Boom hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Tue Jun 3 07:03:40 PDT 2008

What is the reason for llvm-gcc?  Will regular gcc work (except for the 
releases that are broken, of course)?  Does llvm in any way depend on 
features of llvm-gcc instead of gcc?

Or is it optional?  Was it conceived to give llvm itself a through 
shakedown?  Is it there just in case you really want llvm code in some 
form from a C program?  Is such llvm code necessary for some kind of use 
-- might it be that that a compiler that uses llvm can only link with 
ofher llvm-generated code?

-- hendrik

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