[R-SIG-Mac] R 3.0.0 beta

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Mar 20 15:58:27 CET 2013

On 20/03/2013 14:38, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Prof Brian Ripley
> <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On 20/03/2013 14:14, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
>>> I have heard rumors of GCC 4.7.2, has this been abandoned?
>> At least for 3.0.0.  It did not work well enough.
>> A more likely move is to clang.  Clearly that has a future whereas Apple's
>> port of gcc does not.
> Prof Ripley,
> If you don't mind public speculation, what would the supported Fortran
> compiler be? gfortran 4.7.* or an LLVM project? (Is there a Fang
> project?)

Some version of gfortran.  For 3.0.0 we are using the same compilers as 
used for 2.15.x (they depend on the version of OS X, hence the plural).

Note that llvm-gcc and DragonEgg both have Fortran front-ends with LLVM 
back-ends, but they are versions of gfortran and Apple supports neither.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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