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New GCC 4.2.0--Boon to Developers, Bore to Distros

May 21, 2007, 12:00 (22 Talkback[s])
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"Earlier this week, the GNU project announced a major release of the popular GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.2.0 introduces new features and several improvements for developers, but most of the distribution developers we spoke with aren't rushing to take advantage of the new release.

"GCC began life as a C compiler, but it now has compilers for C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Java, Fortran, and Ada. GCC is most popular for compiling the Linux kernel and has been ported to more than 60 platforms..."

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