Saturday, February 06, 2010

important (if slightly obscure) milestone

I'm not really into compiler technology, it being almost entirely over my head, but I've been casually following Apple's adoption of LLVM since John Siracusa first mentioned it, and more recently the development of Clang, and have witnessed some of the benefits in the most recent versions of Xcode, with its hyperactive symbolic analysis.

So it's with just a bit of background that I welcome the news that Clang-LLVM can now compile itself, an important indication that these tools are nearing maturity.

(Found on Daring Fireball)

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