Snow Leopard’s Clang

clangI wasn’t aware of Clang and the transition to Low Level Virtual Machine compiler infrastructure. I knew about LLVM, but never saw a roadmap of Apple’s transition until I read the always excellent Ars Technica OS X Review. I’m just now setting up my development environment and was very tempted to use Clang to compile everything. At the moment, I’m pressed for time so I don’t want anything to go wrong. The 64-bit Apache/PHP tutorial is working great so far under Snow Leopard (just find the more recent version of the projects and tools).

If you want to set up Clang as your default compiler, throw this in your /etc/bashrc:

export CC=clang
export CFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments
export CPPFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments
export PATH=/Developer/usr/bin:$PATH

Anyway, I will eventually get around to recompiling with Clang and will report on my results. The first project will be Shiretoko and/or Namoroka.

Thanks for the tip Ajay Kapal.

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