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Compiler News Archives

LLVM/Clang vs. GCC On The Intel Atom With Linux

For those curious how LLVM/Clang compares against the GCC compiler on low-end x86 hardware, here's some numbers.
4 October 2012 - Compiler Benchmarks - 11 Comments

AutoFDO Optimizations For The GCC Compiler

A patch has emerged that provides "AutoFDO" support for the GCC compiler for automated feedback-directed optimizations.
30 September 2012 - Proposed - 3 Comments

GCC 4.5 Through 4.8 For AMD's Bulldozer

While the new AMD Trinity APUs are what's exciting and being benchmarked at the moment, here are some updated compiler tests from earlier this month on an AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer system.
28 September 2012 - GNU Compiler - 1 Comment

GCC 4.7.2 Compiler Released

GCC 4.7.2 has been released with fixes for regressions and serious bugs on GCC 4.7.
21 September 2012 - Released - 1 Comment

Planning For The LLVM 3.2 Release This Year

It looks like LLVM 3.2, along with adjoining updates to Clang and related components, will be released this calendar year.
14 September 2012 - LLVM 3.2

Clang To Become The Default FreeBSD Compiler Soon

The GCC to LLVM/Clang transition as the default FreeBSD compiler is set to happen on 4 November.
13 September 2012 - LLVM/Clang - 6 Comments

LLVM Gets Closer To Supporting OpenMP

While LLVM can be used with Clang for compiling the Linux kernel and LLVM can be used in very innovative ways, one of its long-standing disadvantages has been the lack of supporting OpenMP. Fortunately, OpenMP support is finally materializing within LLVM.
12 September 2012 - LLVM OpenMP - 3 Comments

Tilera TILE64 Back-End For LLVM Published

An LLVM back-end for Tilera's TILE64 processor has been published.
6 September 2012 - Tile64-LLVM - 2 Comments

An "-Og" Optimization Level For GCC

Compiler expert Richard Guenther of SUSE proposed introducing an "-Og" optimization level for GCC to enhance the debugging experience.
3 September 2012 - GCC Optimizations - 3 Comments

LLVM-Based LLBMC 2012.2 Has New Features

LLBMC 2012.2 has been released, which is based upon the LLVM 3.1 code-base, and is a high-precision static analyzer that implements Bounded Model Checking.
31 August 2012 - LLBMC - 2 Comments

The C Back-End To LLVM Is Back To Being Revived

Work on the C back-end to LLVM has been resurrected with hopefully a brighter future ahead.
27 August 2012 - LLVM C Back-End - 6 Comments

More Of What's Landing For The GCC 4.8 Compiler

GCC 4.8 likely won't be released until H1'2013, but there's a number of changes building up for this next release of this leading open-source multi-language compiler.
25 August 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 1 Comment

Unified Parallel C (UPC) Proposed For GCC 4.8

A proposal has went out to merge support for GUPC, the GNU Unified Parallel C branch, into the forthcoming GCC 4.8 compiler code-base.
23 August 2012 - GCC 4.8 Merging - 8 Comments

NAG Fortran Compiler Can Now Do OpenMP 3.0

The Numerical Algorithms Group has released a major update to their multi-platform Fortran compiler. Beyond improving support for new versions of the Fortran language, NAG Fortran can now do OpenMP 3.0.
22 August 2012 - NAG Fortran

GCC 2012 Cauldron Covered Fission, Cilk, C++11, Etc

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.
15 August 2012 - GCC 2012 Cauldron - 1 Comment

GCC Compiler Is Up To 7.3 Million Lines Of Code

Here's some staggering statistics about the development of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
14 August 2012 - Staggering GCC Numbers - 5 Comments

GCC Moves Forward With Conversion To C++

The GCC initiative to convert more of the code-base from C to C++ as the implementation language for this leading open-source compiler is nearing fruition. On Sunday, Google's Diego Novillo published a set of GCC patches for merging the C++ conversion into trunk.
12 August 2012 - GCC C++ - 105 Comments

ARMv8 AArch64 Support For GCC Keeps Coming

Support for AArch64, the ARMv8 64-bit architecture, continues to move along within the GCC compiler world.
19 July 2012 - GCC AArch64 - 1 Comment

A GCC Proposal To Build It Better, Faster

There's a proposal within the GCC development camp to change the CFLAGS under which the GNU Compiler Collection is built when in a release mode.
12 July 2012 - BOOT_CFLAGS - 7 Comments

GCC 4.8 To Improve Diagnostics Abilities

In a battle against LLVM/Clang, GCC 4.8 will improve the code diagnostics support to better assist developers in debugging code errors/warnings in a user-friendly manner.
11 July 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 3 Comments

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