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Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel

With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.
22 August 2014 - LLVMLinux - 5 Comments

AMD Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0)

As a continuation to yesterday's brief GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0) comparison with the AMD A10 A-Series "Kaveri" APU, here's some benchmarks when using the GCC 4.10 development snapshot and trying a variety of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS to see the current impact on their performance for a variety of Linux benchmarks.
16 August 2014 - CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS - 21 Comments

GCC 5.0 Doesn't Show Much Difference Yet For AMD's Steamroller

There's been a lot of AMD APU tests this week on Phoronix with having the newest Kaveri APUs. Our latest APU adventure is seeing how well the GCC performance compares between GCC 4.9 and GCC 4.10, what's expected to become GCC 5.0.
15 August 2014 - GCC 4.9 vs. 4.10 - 14 Comments

A New Program Exists To Translate x86 Machine Code Into LLVM Bitcode

McSema has been officially open-sourced as an advanced program for translating x86 machine code into LLVM bitcode.
11 August 2014 - McSema - 7 Comments

GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project

Aside from the experimental "Coconut" as a Python JIT compiler using GCC's new Just-In Time capabilities, the libgccjit.so shared library isn't yet depended upon in the real-world but the JIT compilation abilities are being built upon for hopeful incorporation into the GNU Compiler Collection.
28 July 2014 - GCC JIT

Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap

Linus Torvalds' latest tirade is over the GCC 4.9 code compiler.
26 July 2014 - Bad Code Generation - 80 Comments

Cauldron 2014: GCC & LLVM Will Look To Collaborate More

Last week in Cambridge (UK) was the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 conference where a number of interesting GCC-related talks took place, including greater collaboration between the GCC and LLVM/Clang compiler crews.
26 July 2014 - Cauldron

GCC Receives ACM Programming Languages Software Award

The GNU Compiler Collection has been awarded with ACM's 2014 Programming Languages Software Award.
26 July 2014 - ACM 2014

GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year

GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015.
21 July 2014 - GCC 5.0 - 18 Comments

LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date

We've known for a while that LLVM 3.5 has been under plans for a release in August now with just being days away from the start of the month, we have a better idea for the release schedule.
21 July 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 1 Comment

GCC Code Gets Updated For Go 1.3 Language

Released the middle of last month was Google's Go 1.3 programming language. Updated Go 1.3 code is now landing within the GNU Compiler Collection.
19 July 2014 - Go 1.3

The LLVM 2014 Developer Meeting Is At The End Of October

The LLVM Foundation has announced the annual LLVM Developers' Meeting that occurs every year in Q3~Q4 in California.
17 July 2014 - LLVM 2014

WebKit's FTL JavaScript Engine Shows Off Potential For LLVM

Earlier this year we wrote about Apple working on an LLVM-based JIT compiler for WebKit. This new JIT engine, called "Fourth Tier LLVM" (FTL), is enabled within the latest open-source code for this browser rendering engine and is faster than WebKit's earlier JavaScript implementations.
17 July 2014 - Fourth Tier LLVM

GCC 4.9.1 Released, Adds OpenMP 4.0 To Fortran

The first point release to the GCC 4.9 compiler is now available.
16 July 2014 - GNU Compiler - 8 Comments

There's Now Even LLVM Support For Pascal-86

The latest programming language that can leverage using LLVM and its plethora of back-ends is Pascal-86, a language most Phoronix readers have probably never even heard of.
9 July 2014 - Pascal-86 - 5 Comments

LLVM's Clang Is Working Better For Building Windows Programs

While LLVM's Clang compiler is predominantly used on Linux, OS X, and BSD systems, the Microsoft Windows support has been a focus over the past several months and is reaching an improved state for building native Windows programs with Visual C++ compatibility.
8 July 2014 - Visual C++ - 7 Comments

Intel Is Trying To Support The x32 ABI For LLVM/Clang

While adoption of the Linux x32 ABI hasn't really taken off with most developers and end-users doing just fine with x86_64-compiled software, Intel is trying to get things back on track for supporting x32 by LLVM and Clang.
2 July 2014 - x32 - 41 Comments

The D Language LLVM Compiler Updated With Numerous Changes

LDC that's the LLVM-based D language code compiler has been updated. LDC 0.13.0 was released last week with new features.
30 June 2014 - LDC - 11 Comments

Clang Is Already Working On "Highly Experimental" C++1z Support

With LLVM developers already having lots of C++1y / C++14 support implemented, they have begun working on "highly experimental" support for C++1z -- the next major revision to the C++ programming language anticipated for release in 2017.
23 June 2014 - C++17 - 8 Comments

Trying Link-Time Optimizations On GCC 4.10

This weekend I ran some quick and dirty link-time optimization (LTO) benchmarks from a GCC 4.10 compiler snapshot from earlier this month. Here's the results.
23 June 2014 - GCC 4.10 - 30 Comments

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