Posted Mar 23, 2012 18:43 UTC (Fri) by rgmoore
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In reply to: Continuity problems
Parent article: GCC celebrates 25 years with the 4.7.0 release
The claims about being first to provide an "architecture neutral" (whatever that means) vectorizer and OpenMP implementation are laughable. Other compilers have been doing that for decades.
They may have been supporting those features, but they haven't been doing it across multiple architectures the way GCC does. That's the point they're trying to make with the "architecture neutral" comment; they do it across architectures and architecture families. That's tremendously important for anyone who hopes to write software that's usable across the huge range of systems supported by something like GNU/Linux.
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