Posted Apr 23, 2009 17:08 UTC (Thu) by xav (subscriber, #18536)
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Even if it seems like a huge task, the kernel guys already made a complete distributed SCM, a task which was believed too big. So they probably can do it, especially if they start from something like LLVM.
The problem is that the kernel will tend to be written into its own dialect of C, and using another compiler (e.g. for some obscure embedded achitecture) will be near impossible.