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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
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
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