1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Google Wants To Make C++ More Fun

Compiler

Published on 16 June 2012 09:52 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
60 Comments

Following the recent Phoronix article about an LLVM/Clang server (ClangD), here's some slides from a talk by a Google engineer about re-factoring C++ to make it more fun for developers.

The "Refactoring C++ with Clang" talk was presented at the LLVM European Conference earlier this year by Google's Manuel Klimek. When it comes to Google's needs, C++ meets their requirements for performance and productivity, but it's not always fun.

Their plans to make it more fun come down to better tooling support integrated into Clang / libclang for providing correct indentation, automatically fixing style violations, renaming variables, creating code structure, etc. With better tools, editor integration, new libraries, and IDE'ish services they think they can improve things for C++ development. Common code transformations would be autonomous and integrated while being fast and correct. The IDE integration could be with emacs or vi, the command-line itself, or hooked into other integrated development environments like Eclipse.

Their libraries are "in progress" as of April, the tools are coming in early spikes, ClangD is entering design phases, and editor integration is still to be done.

Google Wants To Make C++ More Fun

Those interested in learning more about the "Refactoring C++ with Clang" can see the PDF slides and the MOV video. Be sure to have also read the An LLVM/Clang Server Proposed article which is the latest (RFC) update on the ClangD/server side.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Rosewill RS-MI-01: An Ultra Low-Cost Mini-ITX Chassis
  2. D-Link DCS-2330L HD Wireless Network Camera
  3. Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
  4. AMD's New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money
Latest Linux Articles
  1. The Performance Of Fedora 20 Updated
  2. Clang Fights GCC On AMD's Athlon AM1 APU With Jaguar Cores
  3. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. Oracle Linux vs. CentOS vs. openSUSE
  4. How Much Video RAM Is Needed For Catalyst R3 Graphics?
Latest Linux News
  1. Steam Updated For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, SteamOS
  2. DNF 0.5 Yum Replacement Now Supports Groups
  3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic
  4. Intel Is Launching An Interesting Bay Trail NUC Next Week
  5. Another X.Org EVoC Proposed For OpenGL 4+ Tests
  6. The Best Features Coming With Qt 5.3
  7. Red Hat's RHEL7 RC ISO Is Now Publicly Available
  8. Nuclear Dawn Seems To Run Fine On AMD Linux
  9. KDE 4.14 Release Schedule Published
  10. GCC 4.9.0 Released, Brings Many Compiler Features
  11. OpenSSL Forked By OpenBSD Into LibreSSL
  12. GNOME Has Big Plans For Its Maps Application
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Announcing radeontop, a tool for viewing the GPU usage
  2. New card. Open source drivers only.
  3. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  4. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  5. The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb
  6. Script for Fan Speed Control
  7. Torvalds Is Unconvinced By LTO'ing A Linux Kernel
  8. ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS