GCC Compiler Is Up To 7.3 Million Lines Of Code
Here's some staggering statistics about the development of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
After providing Git stats on a number of graphics drivers, which proved to be interesting, here's some development stats for the Free Software Foundation's GCC. GitStats was run on the Git mirror of GCC as of 13 August to generate some rather intriguing numbers.
The Git activity goes back to 23 November 1988 and during the course of these past 8,665 days on 7,270 of those days there were code commits made to this leading open-source compiler. In total, GCC in Git is currently up to 77,053 files amounting to 7,348,239 lines of code as of yesterday.
The 7.3 million lines of code has been spread across 118,375 commits (an average of 16 commits per active day) and in the process there's been 24,456,429 lines of code added and 17,108,190 lines removed. A total of 470 developers have committed to the GCC repository.
Next up will be some development stats on LLVM/Clang.
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