There's Interest In Building The Linux Kernel With Clang
Phoronix: There's Interest In Building The Linux Kernel With Clang
There's growing interest in being able to build the mainline Linux kernel with the LLVM/Clang compiler as an alternative to the kernel's long-standing love-affair with GCC.
It's only because it's not GPL
Lets face it, the only reason qualcomm and other hardware manufactures are so interested in it (incl apple), is that it isn't a GPL project.
They're so allergic to the GPL they'd rather spend years trying to get another compiler into shape for their own proprietary use rather than contribute to an existing project from which everybody, including their competitors, benefits.
Good for 'em I guess, but there's no reason anyone in the public let alone the 'linux community' should be terribly excited about their efforts.