"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..."