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LLVM / Clang 3.3 Is Running Late, But It's Good

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Published on 09 June 2013 04:06 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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For those that didn't realize, the LLVM/Clang 3.3 release is running a bit behind schedule, but the wait should be worth it with this hefty upgrade.

LLVM 3.3 was supposed to be released last Tuesday, which also happened to be the 9th birthday of Phoronix, but that release target was missed.

LLVM 3.3-rc3 was released though this week for last-minute testing, so the final release is likely just ahead, in the coming days.

For those unfamiliar with what's exciting about this major compiler infrastructure update, read the best features of LLVM / Clang 3.3 -- there's 64-bit ARM support, the AMD R600 GPU back-end, vectorizer work, CPU support improvements, and much more. There's plenty of other LLVM 3.3 coverage on Phoronix along with Clang 3.3, including compiler performance benchmarks.

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 .
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