This ticket will add a new compiler, simply called "conda-system", which denotes a conda (specifically conda-forge) provided compiler which is based around the GCC 7.2 toolchain.
For tarballs, there should not be compiler conflicts as tarballs are stored under the conda environment ref, and fundamentally are compatible with that environment.
Other names that were considered, but it doesn't seem important to distinguish between these.
- conda-forge-gcc7 (denotes the gcc7 toolchain, which, for mac, means clang-9.0.1)
- compilers-1.0.4 - this is the compilers metapackage version number, which is actually what’s installed, but that version number is arbitrary and changes every few months