[OpenIndiana-discuss] open64 as a replacement for Sun Studio?

Hillel Lubman shtetldik at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 14:54:25 UTC 2010

Some time ago PathScale wanted to release their C/C++ compiler for
OpenSolaris based of Open64 as open source, and they claimed it would be
more efficient than even Sun cc. Performance gain is a good reason to use
it. The second reason is, that Sun didn't have a chance to release Sun cc as
open source. This leaves a dependency on closed components (which Illumos
aims to get rid of for example). I'm not sure what PathScale plans are now,
you can see the old discussion here:



On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 4:39 AM, ken mays <maybird1776 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Mads,
> LLVM/CLANG is great conceptually, but many FOSS people already used and
> support GCC and Sun Studio as the formal compilers. I think people can use
> what they want to compile programs and build packages - but standing with
> the "well known and supported" tools is a 'safer' concept.
> Guess it leads us to old debates about this...
> ~ Ken Mays

More information about the OpenIndiana-discuss mailing list