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Quick Test: PHP 5.6 Against Facebook's HHVM

While PHP 5.6 was just released, Facebook's HHVM remains a competitive, alternative implementation that continues gaining new features and is being ruthlessly optimized by Facebook engineers.
29 August 2014 - Performance

LLVM 3.5 RC4 Released

A fourth release candidate for LLVM 3.5 had to be issued today over running into a pesky issue that needed to be resolved.
28 August 2014 - RC4 - 2 Comments

Checking On The Performance Of PHP 5.6

With this morning's release of PHP 5.6 I ran some quick PHP performance tests.
28 August 2014 - PHP 5.6 - 5 Comments

New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.
26 August 2014 - GCC 5 - 18 Comments

Julia Language v0.3 Improves Technical Computing

Version 0.3 of the Julia programming language has been released.
23 August 2014 - Julia 0.3 - 11 Comments

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 - 17 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

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