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As some more positive news for the GCC compiler after writing how NVIDIA and Mentor Graphics could harm the open-source compiler, Intel engineers are continuing to work on improving the Cilk Plus implementation.
16 November 2013 - Cilk_For Support - 7 Comments
It looks like GCC will have the first open-source implementation of the OpenACC 2.0 standard and it will support GPU acceleration!
14 November 2013 - OpenACC 2.0 - 4 Comments
It looks like the result of the latest LLVM developer discussion will mean releases past LLVM 3.4 will depend upon a C++11 toolchain for building the compiler infrastructure instead of a C++98 compliant compiler as needed right now to compile LLVM.
10 November 2013 - LLVM C++11
GCC developers from multiple companies are beginning to reach agreement that it's time for Java to be turned off by default in GCC. The Java compiler support in GCC is in the form of GCJ, but it doesn't see much active development these days with more of the Java work happening in OpenJDK. Developers are looking to disable Java from the default GCC build process but to potentially replace it with the Go or ADA languages.
9 November 2013 - GCC Disabled - 17 Comments
Yesterday I had written how the Leadwerks Linux developer has some issues with GDB for debugging -- as do other game developers. Besides game developers, BSD developers also have issues with GDB and seek for better alternatives beyond just a more liberal code license.
9 November 2013 - LLDB - 138 Comments
As some more interesting GCC compiler news this week besides the integration of Intel Cilk Plus support and C11 _Atomic support being ready is a new competing implementation of the OpenACC parallel programming standard for the GNU Compiler Collection.
7 November 2013 - GCC Compiler - 5 Comments
Joseph Myers of CodeSourcery has proposed a patch based upon a GCC branch to now mainline support for C11 _Atomic in the GNU Compiler Collection.
5 November 2013 - C11 Atomic - 1 Comment
Clang-Cl is one of the new driver modes to the Clang C/C++ front-end compiler to LLVM and its designed to imitate Visual Studio's cl.exe compiler.
5 November 2013 - Clang-Cl - 11 Comments
31 October 2013 - Duetto Compiler
LLVM developers are once again bringing up the topic of whether their compiler infrastructure and Clang C/C++ front-end can utilize C++11 code.
29 October 2013 - LLVM / Clang - 8 Comments
The compiler developers at Apple that are focused upon the LLVM project are beginning to formulate their plans for getting the LLVM 3.4 release out the door around Christmas.
28 October 2013 - LLVM 3.4
Having yesterday covered the features so far of GCC 4.9, here's a look at the features baking for LLVM 3.4 -- the next major compiler infrastructure update due out likely around the end of the year.
27 October 2013 - LLVM 3.4
GCC 4.9 will likely not be released until later in H1'2014, but already a lot of compiler changes have been queued up to make this next major release of the GNU Compiler Collection exciting for developers and also benefiting users of the generated binaries.
26 October 2013 - GCC 4.9 - 6 Comments
The Embedded LLVM Compiler Collection (ELLCC) open-source project has reached the major milestone of being self-hosting.
19 October 2013 - ELLCC - 1 Comment
The LLVM compiler infrastructure has now received support for the Cortex-A57, ARM's highest-end 64-bit AArch64 processor.
15 October 2013 - Cortex-A57 - 6 Comments
The recently announced just-in-time (JIT) compiler library using the GNU Compiler Collection might be added to the major GCC 4.9 release in 2014.
13 October 2013 - JIT Compilation - 17 Comments
Earlier this week there was the news of Intel contributing their OpenMP Runtime to LLVM in order to advance the open-source compiler project. Now to end off the week is news that Apple, who continues to invest significantly into LLVM and employs many of the key contributors, has open-sourced their stack unwinder for the project.
11 October 2013 - Stack Unwinder - 10 Comments
Today in open-source multi-threading compiler news there's been word of Intel having their OpenMP Run-Time Library be a new LLVM sub-project and Cilk-Plus multi-threading support being cleared for GCC. In an abnormally interesting day for open-source compiler news, OpenMP 4.0 support is now ready for mainlining in GCC.
8 October 2013 - OpenMP 4.0
This morning there was news of Intel committed their open-source OpenMP Run-Time Library as a new LLVM project. Now this afternoon there's more good news for multi-threading in open-source compilers: the GCC steering committee will allow Intel to add their Cilk+ Runtime Library to the GCC code-base as they add multi-threading Cilk Plus C/C++ support to the compiler.
8 October 2013 - Cilk Plus - 1 Comment
While LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler has made amazing progress in recent times, one of the features it's sorely been missing has been OpenMP support to allow it to better compete with GCC in many multi-threaded workloads. There's been numerous projects to work on OpenMP support in LLVM/Clang and most recently Intel has been taking up the work. Intel's latest announcement in the area is that they have decided to open-source their own OpenMP Runtime as a new LLVM sub-project.
8 October 2013 - Intel OpenMP Clang - 4 Comments
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