Compiler News Archives
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
A patch has emerged that provides "AutoFDO" support for the GCC compiler for automated feedback-directed optimizations.
30 September 2012 - Proposed - 3 Comments
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 has been released with fixes for regressions and serious bugs on GCC 4.7.
21 September 2012 - Released - 1 Comment
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
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
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
An LLVM back-end for Tilera's TILE64 processor has been published.
6 September 2012 - Tile64-LLVM - 2 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here's some staggering statistics about the development of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
14 August 2012 - Staggering GCC Numbers - 5 Comments
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
Support for AArch64, the ARMv8 64-bit architecture, continues to move along within the GCC compiler world.
19 July 2012 - GCC AArch64 - 1 Comment
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
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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