GCC 2012 Cauldron Covered Fission, Cilk, C++11, Etc
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler on 15 August 2012 at 01:10 PM EDT. 1 Comment
The 2012 GCC Cauldron happened last month in Prague. The event, which was keynoted by Richard Stallman and celebrated 25 years of the GNU Compiler Collection, had a number of interesting talks. Videos and slides from the open-source compiler discussions are now available online.

Those interested in links to the slides, videos, and other information pertaining to last month's GCC Cauldron in the Czech Republic, see this GNU.org Wiki page. There's also a YouTube channel.

Among the topics covered for this GCC technical event was the status of high-level loop optimizations in GCC, a GDB debugger road-map, GCC AddressSanitizer, Fission, control-slow preservation, compiler optimizations for dynamic scritiping language interpreters and JITs, the Local Register Allocator Project, C++11, GDB vs. MPI, new programming abstractions for concurrency, multi-core GDB, Cilk Plus for GCC, the C++ conversion, and much more.
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