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While the LLVM compiler infrastructure is primarily developed around Subversion, a poll was recently conducted that found LLVM developers overwhelmingly prefer Git over SVN for version control.
19 November 2012 - LLVM - 9 Comments
Earlier this week when writing about the state of the Tiny C Compiler, I learned more about QCC. QCC is a new initiative to pair a forked version of the Tiny C Compiler (TCC) with QEMU's code generator.
18 November 2012 - QEMU Code Generation - 2 Comments
Aside from why LLVM/Clang was ported to one of the fastest super computer's in the world and using Clang to implement Microsoft's C++ AMP, another interesting session at this month's LLVM Developers' Conference in San Jose was about using Clang to analyze code comments.
18 November 2012 - LLVM's Clang - 5 Comments
Most often whenever writing about LLVM and its Clang C/C++ compiler front-end on Phoronix, within the forums is a flurry of comments from those in support of and against this modular compiler infrastructure. Some are against LLVM/Clang simply because its BSD-licensed and sponsored by Apple rather than the GPLv3-licensed GCC backed by the FSF. Others, meanwhile, see LLVM as presenting unique advantages and benefits. What reasons would a leading US national laboratory have for deploying LLVM/Clang to their leading super-computer? Here's an explanation from them.
16 November 2012 - An Explanation - 11 Comments
Microsoft conceived C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (AMP) as a library atop DirectX 11 for offering data-parallelism directly in C++ that can make easy use of GPUs while having CPU fall-back support. With C++ AMP being similar to OpenCL, Intel engineers decided to implement the Microsoft specification within OpenCL and using LLVM/Clang so that it can be used cross-platform.
16 November 2012 - Intel Port - 10 Comments
While the Tiny C Compiler may be quick at compiling code, the lightweight C compiler hasn't been too quick to advance with new releases and features.
15 November 2012 - Tiny C Compiler - 5 Comments
The first release candidate of the LLVM 3.2 compiler infrastructure along with the Clang C/C++ front-end compiler is now available.
14 November 2012 - LLVM 3.2 RC1
The GCC 4.8 compiler when released in early 2013 will have a number of new optimizations.
14 November 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 4 Comments
At Chris Lattner's keynote for the LLVM Developers' Conference that took place last week in California, he called for more "code owners" within the LLVM code-base.
12 November 2012 - LLVM Code Owners - 1 Comment
The components making up LLVM 3.2 were all branched last night in preparation for an official release in December.
12 November 2012 - Branched - 2 Comments
After talking about FreeBSD's transition to Clang as the default C/C++ compiler rather than GCC, the move has finally happened where for x86/x86_64 systems the LLVM-based compiler has replaced GCC.
7 November 2012 - Clang - 25 Comments
GCC 4.8 has reached the end of new development activity.
6 November 2012 - GCC 4.8 Stage 3
GCC developers have brought up the topic of tagging a GCC 5.0 release soon based upon recent changes.
5 November 2012 - It's Being Talked About - 11 Comments
While it hasn't been a news item for a couple months, a group of developers are still hard at work to advance the LLVM/Clang compiler and the Linux kernel to a point where this alternative compiler to GCC can be used for building the Linux kernel.
4 November 2012 - Still An Active Target - 37 Comments
ESL, the Embedded Systems Language, is a new programming language intended for embedded/small systems and its compiler was implemented atop the LLVM infrastructure.
3 November 2012 - ESL Programming - 3 Comments
The GCC trunk is nearing the completion of stage one development for the GCC 4.8 release due out in early 2013.
29 October 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 1 Comment
Yesterday I wrote about an automatic loop vectorizer having been committed to LLVM this week. I've now carried out some benchmarks of this automatic loop vectorizer in conjunction with the Clang compiler to see the performance impact of this still experimental but promising feature.
27 October 2012 - Loop Vectorization - 1 Comment
The first development release of the GNOME 3.8 is now available with new features for the GNOME desktop.
26 October 2012 - GNOME 3.8 - 25 Comments
A loop vectorizer has been committed to LLVM 3.2 that's capable of automatically vectorizing small loops.
26 October 2012 - LLVM 3.2 - 4 Comments
The ARM 64-bit compiler port (AArch64) of the GNU Compiler Collection is now ready for merging to trunk.
23 October 2012 - ARM 64-bit
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