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With GCC 4.8 using C++ as its implementation language of the compiler, some have questioned whether the compiler is as fast as when written in C. Here's some benchmarks showing C vs. C++ performance with GCC.
22 March 2013 - GCC C vs. C++ - 26 Comments
Last year at the LLVM developers' meeting it was proposed by an Apple engineer the concept of "modules" for C code in LLVM/Clang to replace the common development approach for C/C++ languages of including header files and passing the library to the linker. LLVM modules seek to take a different approach.
20 March 2013 - Dev Meeting - 18 Comments
Compiler benchmarks at Phoronix commonly look at the performance of resulting binaries while less of a focus is the compilation time and binary sizes. However, a developer has carried out GCC benchmarks of the compilation times and binary sizes in different scenarios for GCC releases going from GCC 4.2 to the upcoming GCC 4.8.
17 March 2013 - Compilation Times - 17 Comments
Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat announced the first release candidate of GCC 4.8.0 on Saturday morning.
16 March 2013 - GCC 4.8 - 3 Comments
Developers from the member companies involved with Linaro are planning continued improvements to the LLVM compiler infrastructure that will benefit ARM developers and customers. With this ARM LLVM work there should also be Gallium3D LLVMpipe enhancements.
12 March 2013 - ARM LLVM
Building the Linux kernel with LLVM/Clang rather than GCC continues to be a big focus within the embedded Linux community.
9 March 2013 - LLVM Linux - 39 Comments
AESOP is a new auto-parallelizing C/C++ compiler for shared memory systems. This new open-source compiler was written at the University of Maryland and is now available to the public.
3 March 2013 - AESOP - 4 Comments
After already having integrated TILE-Gx support into GCC 4.7, Tilera is now calling for the mainlining of its TILE-Gx back-end into LLVM. The LLVM Tile-Gx back-end is needed for the company's forthcoming many-core processor.
2 March 2013 - TILE-Gx - 4 Comments
How's the NVIDIA Tegra 3 performance with its four Cortex-A9 cores performing under the forthcoming GCC 4.8 release? Here's some new benchmarks, similar to the recent compiler testing with the ARM Cortex-A15.
27 February 2013 - Tegra 3 Cardhu - 1 Comment
While Intel Haswell processors won't even be released to the public until later this year, compiler developers have already been working on supporting the new instruction set extensions of Haswell for more than one year. GCC developers already have early Intel Broadwell support ready for GCC 4.8.
26 February 2013 - Broadwell GCC
Are there any performance improvements in store for GCC 4.8 as it affects the ARMv7 Cortex-A15 processor on SoCs like the Samsung Exynos 5 Dual? Here's some benchmark results to find out.
25 February 2013 - Cortex-A15 - 4 Comments
LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler front-end is nearing feature completion for supporting C++11, the latest C++ ISO standard.
22 February 2013 - LLVM Clang - 13 Comments
While LLVM and Clang (and related LLVM projects) remain in heavy development for the 3.3 cycle, up today are some initial compiler benchmarks of LLVM/Clang 3.3 SVN compared to the current stable release.
19 February 2013 - LLVM/Clang 3.3
Aside from improvements to Link-Time Optimizations, run-time library improvements, and a new optimization level, the coming release of GCC 4.8 also features support for yet-to-be-out AMD hardware. AMD's Steamroller "Bulldozer 3" processor is already supported with compiler optimizations and so is AMD Jaguar, their new low-power APU that's rumoured to be in the next-generation consoles.
16 February 2013 - AMD CPU Support - 5 Comments
The release of LLVM 3.3 is still months away, but one of its features already are notable improvements to its loop vectorizer.
15 February 2013 - LLVM 3.3 - 2 Comments
Code Synthesis has released version 2.2 of their ODB C++ Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) code.
13 February 2013 - Code Synthesis
CLDOC is a document generator for C and C++ projects to create documentation automatically out of comments as well as creating XML-based descriptions of the API. CLDOC is a new project but already sounds promising and is being powered by LLVM's Clang C/C++ front-end for its parser.
12 February 2013 - CLDOC - 11 Comments
It's going on two years since the release of PCC 1.0, but there hasn't been any follow-on Portable C Compiler release nor is there much public-facing development activity happening.
12 February 2013 - Portable C Compiler - 2 Comments
PathScale, the company that's focused on providing high-performance compiler solutions, is hoping to speed up traditional software packages by automatically leveraging the graphics processor when compiling software with the PathScale ENZO compiler.
11 February 2013 - PathScale
GCC 4.8 will feature a few improvements when it comes to LTO, a.k.a. Link-Time Optimization, but will this reflect in any greater performance for the resulting binaries?
9 February 2013 - GCC 4.8 - 14 Comments
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