Phoronix: LLVM Is At Nearly 2.5 Million Lines Of Code
The LLVM compiler infrastructure made immense progress in 2013 and saw lots of adoption in new areas, improvements to many of the back-ends, and various other new features. Here's a look at LLVM's accomplishments in 2013...
Looks like it's becoming more and more bloated like the binaries it produces.
GCC devs would never let this happen to GCC. The code will be small but still versatile.
Your joking right? You must be some troll. GCC, not including comments and whitespace, is ~6.4 million lines of code. llvm is at ~1.26 million and clang is another 822 thousand. GCC is anything but "small". GNU tools are infamous for bloat. See glibc comapred to musl, μclibc, diet libc and even BSD's libc.
Rafael Espindola (Sony), Chandler Carruth (Google), Daniel Sanders (Imagination Technologies), Daniel Dunbar (Google), Hal Finkel (Argonne National Laboratory), and Bill Wendling (Apple) were among the top contributors this year to LLVM.
Clearly a lie. Everyone knows that without GPL licensing no corporation would ever contribute to a project. It's a plain fact, just like 2013 having been the Year of Linux Gaming.
Nope. Very few people on earth are going to view them more favourably if they help open source projects. They do it for their own interests, to get changes they want. Which is fine, they aren't a charity.