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

Tom Kranz tom at siliconbunny.com
Fri Sep 17 15:28:34 UTC 2010

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Hillel Lubman wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=124667&tstart=0
The last I heard Pathscale was x86 only, which is less than useful for
the significant SPARC install base.

There's no need to think about different compilers when:
- - we've yet to reach a stable release
- - so few options support SPARC
- - those that do aren't well optimised.

SS is here, it's fast, and it works, and that has been the case for a
long time. Let's get the distribution stable, complete & up and
running on both platforms before making things even more complex.


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