On 8/25/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
> Thanks! I thought they had their own compiler.
Way way OT but ;) They kind of still do for ppc.

They had their own compiler for 68k & ppc, then OSX started, and they
moved over to gcc. GCC at that point had fair to poor ppc performance
on 32bit, and wretched on 64bit.
...So apple poured a lot of work into the PPC version (which they
properly released IIRC), especially the G5 stuff.  Unfortunately some
of it was so radically different (weather or not you can say it was
good or bad different is up to debate), that half or more of their
changes never made it into the main gcc branch.

So apple maintained (maintains?) their own PPC specific branch of gcc.


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--Kyle