GCC and LLVM - What's in a licence?

Richard Hillesley discusses the pros and cons of the GCC and LLVM compiler collections, and the difference a licence makes.

GCC is constructed from 'front ends', which consists of the language specific compilation code, a 'middle end' or code optimistation phase, and 'back ends' which streamline the compiled code for specific architectures. As this suggests, the code should and could be modular, but GCC, untypically for free software, tends to be monolithic.

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