OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns
Posted Aug 31, 2012 22:39 UTC (Fri) by khim
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Sadly icc is in the same bucket as SunStudio. Really. Only three compilers matter today: MSVC (it's awful, but people support it because they have no choice), GCC (it works everywhere and it's also compiler for Linux), and Clang (for one but important reason: Apple is popular enough and Apple pushes Clang). Everything else is a no-go (or rather: no-go for general-purpose OS, niche projects have their own pet compilers... even icc is used not just to run SPECs).
Five years ago the only choices were MSVC and GCC. Why Sun tried to kill itself by refusing to accept reality is beyond me. Sun succeeded, BTW.
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