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Date:      Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:49:24 +0100 (CET)
From:      Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
To:        =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Gr=FCnewald_Micha=EBl?= <michaelgrunewald@yahoo.fr>
Cc:        freebsd general questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Cooking LLVM in FreeBSD 8
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.0903171347550.57834@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
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> On Ivoras'FreeBSD page, ``What's cooking for FreeBSD 8''
>
> http://ivoras.sharanet.org/freebsd/freebsd8.html

LLVM site shows it's something like precompiler+runtime compiling.

will it be used that way, or as usual compiler?

the first way sound really good (single binary for every arch, and 
optimized at runtime) but i think it will need HUGE change in system.

second would be just a replacement

>
> one can read about the possible substitution of GCC by LLVM (among other 
> candidates). Under the assumption that LLVM is selected, would this mean that 
> FreeBSD will somehow integrate the OCaml compiler?
>
> Of course OCaml is already in the ports, but if it is somehow integrated in 
> the base system, there is serious opportunities to write system tools with 
> this language.
> -- 
> Cheers,
> MichaŽl
>
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