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Why use a commercially supported C/C++ toolchain?

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In a world where most developers have access to a C/C++ toolchain that’s included with hardware or OS (Operating System) environments, this produces a question - what’s the added value of a commercially supported compiler for C and C++? We believe that the answer lies in the increasing number of applications requiring industrial grade guarantees and services.

AdaCore recently extended its support of C and C++toolchains and now supports not only native environments (such as Linux or Windows) but also cross ones such as VxWorks, embedded Linux, and even bare metal (C only at the time of this writing). 

In a world where most developers have access to a C/C++ toolchains that’s included with hardware or OS environments, this produces a question - what’s the added value of a commercially supported compiler for C and C++?

  

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