Compiler News Archives
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
The LRA branch has been merged into GCC trunk as a new feature of GCC 4.8.
22 October 2012 - LRA Branch - 9 Comments
Developers at a university in China have developed their own Java version of LLVM. Their reasoning for re-implementing LLVM is that they prefer Java to the C++ language.
19 October 2012 - Java - 17 Comments
Developers from ARM Holdings have published their initial ARMv8 patch for the GNU Compiler Collection for the 32-bit "AArch32" compiler port.
19 October 2012 - ARMv8
Aside from greater C++11 compliance and early C++1y support, GCC 4.8 as the next major Free Software Foundation compiler release will also have many other interesting features.
18 October 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 1 Comment
The LLVM project has announced that they will be turning to Facebook's "Phabricator" project for handling code review.
18 October 2012 - Phabricator - 5 Comments
GCC 4.8 is set to support more of the C++11 ISO standard and it also starts working on very early support for "C++1y", the next C++ standard that is still years away.
17 October 2012 - New C++
The Linux 3.7 kernel introduces support for 64-bit ARM, a.k.a. AArch64. In further enabling 64-bit ARM support under Linux, the GCC Steering Committee has now officially accepted the AArch64 port of the GNU Compiler Collection. 64-bit ARM now has a compiler!
15 October 2012 - GCC 64-bit ARM
Developers behind GUPC, the GNU Unified Parallel C implementation, are still hoping to see their several year old project merged into the GCC 4.8 compiler release.
15 October 2012 - GUPC - 2 Comments
There's patches available for those wishing to try out experimental OpenMP support for the LLVM/Clang C/C++ compiler.
13 October 2012 - OpenMP
GCC developers continue to work on bringing AddressSanitizer, which is part of the LLVM project, to their open-source compiler in hopes of better catching memory bugs and errors.
11 October 2012 - Google Work - 2 Comments
Polly was accepted at the beginning of this year as an official LLVM project and since then it's continued to advance ahead of the LLVM 3.2 release for providing polyhedral optimizations.
10 October 2012 - LLVM Polly - 4 Comments
Since last month we have known that Apple has wanted to release LLVM 3.2 this year along with an updated Clang compiler. Now the release plans for this next LLVM compiler infrastructure release have been firmed up.
9 October 2012 - December Release
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
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