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Re: [alpine-devel] Alpine features and the future

From: Jens Staal <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:36:41 +0200

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:17:26AM -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
> > 3. gcc/clang
> We already support both GCC and Clang. There are plans to make the
> default system compiler selectable in Alpine 3.7, and we may switch to
> Clang in the future to leverage it's Control Flow Integrity features.
> This again comes down to what makes operational sense for the
> distribution.

Personally, I think the most compelling thing with clang as system
compiler is the use of libc++ as standard c++ library rather than the
gcc libstdc++.

Received on Thu Jun 22 2017 - 12:36:41 UTC