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GCC wins lifetime achievement award – and takes heat from Linus Torvalds

The GNU Compiler Collection, better known as GCC, was recently awarded the ACM’s Programming Languages Software Award for 2014. The award is granted annually to individuals or institutions that develop software which has a ???significant impact??? on the programming world. Not long after the ACM showed its appreciation for GCC, the compiler took some heat from Linus Torvalds after he found a bug in GCC 4.9.0 when compiling the Linux kernel.