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Hank Gilman. Tony Gleed. Jon Norledge. Special record store day. Happy record store day. You can also follow the Planet Clang community news feed which offers a window into the world, work and lives of Clang developers, contributors and the standards they implement. If you're looking for something to work on, check out our Open Projects page or look through the Bugzilla bug database. Clang is designed to support experimentation, allowing programmers to easily extend the compiler to support great new language features and tools.
At some point, the authors of these extensions may propose that the extensions become a part of Clang itself, to benefit the whole Clang community. However, extensions particularly language extensions have long-term maintenance costs for Clang. The benefits of the extension need to be evaluated against these costs.
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Clang is intended to work on top of LLVM. Because it is built with a library-based design, like the rest of LLVM, Clang is easy to embed into other applications. One of Clang's main goals is to provide a library-based architecture,  to allow the compiler to be more tightly tied to tools that interact with source code, such as an integrated development environment IDE graphical user interface GUI.
In contrast, GCC is designed to work in a compile- link - debug workflow, and integrating it with other tools is not always easy. For instance, GCC uses a step called fold that is key to the overall compile process, which has the side effect of translating the code tree into a form that looks unlike the original source code. If an error is found during or after the fold step, it can be difficult to translate that back into one location in the original source.
Also, vendors using the GCC stack within IDEs use separate tools to index the code, to provide features like syntax highlighting and autocomplete. Clang is designed to retain more information during the compiling process than GCC, and to preserve the overall form of the original code. The goal of this is to make it easier to map errors back into the original source.
The error reports offered by Clang are also aimed to be more detailed and specific, as well as machine-readable, so IDEs can index the output of the compiler during compiling. Modular design of the compiler can offer source code indexing , syntax checking, and other features normally associated with rapid application development systems.
The parse tree is also more suitable for supporting automated code refactoring , as it directly represents the original source code. In many cases, Clang can be used or swapped out for GCC as needed, with no other effects on the toolchain as a whole. Clang is designed to be highly compatible with GCC. Clang implements many GNU language extensions and enables them by default.
Clang implements many GCC compiler intrinsics purely for compatibility. In practice Clang can often be used as a drop-in replacement for GCC.
Clang's developers aim to reduce memory footprint and increase compilation speed compared to competing compilers, such as GCC. More recent comparisons in November indicate that both compilers have evolved to increase their performance.
As of GCC 4. Test results are code-specific, and unoptimized C source code can reverse such differences.Formed two years ago, The Clang Group are that band. Their first LP is called 'Practice'. Recorded at Iguana Studio in Brixton with musician mates and long time cohorts (including Suggs and Roxy Music's Andy Mackay), 'Practice' is jagged, melodious, ingenious, impulsive and exhilarating.