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What's Exciting About LLVM 3.0 & The New Clang

Version 3.0 of LLVM is expected to be released tomorrow, along with a major update to Clang. Here's some of the noteworthy enhancements.
29 November 2011 - Release Notes - 2 Comments

Apple Delays Release Of LLVM 3.0

Version 3.0 of LLVM was supposed to be released this Friday along with the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end and related components, but it's been challenged by a last-minute delay.
16 November 2011 - Compiler

Open64 5.0 Compiler Released w/ New Features

Open64, the open-source (GPLv2-licensed) compiler for C/C++ and Fortran that's backed by AMD and has been developed by SGI, HP, and various universities and research organizations, has reached a major milestone today. Version 5.0 of Open64 has been christened with many changes.
10 November 2011 - Open64 5.0 - 8 Comments

LLVM/Clang Performance On Intel Sandy Bridge

Lately there's been a lot of compiler benchmarks on Phoronix, particularly when looking at the performance on AMD's Bulldozer architecture and their FX-8150 system. However, here's some more compiler benchmarks, but this time under Intel Sandy Bridge.
10 November 2011 - More Benchmarks - 7 Comments

GCC 4.7 Enters Stage 3, Ready By March Or April

There's a new status report by Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek about the state of the GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.0 release.
8 November 2011 - New Status Report

GCC 4.6.2 Compiler Released

Version 4.6.2 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now available.
27 October 2011 - GNU CompilerCollection

LLVM/Clang Can Build LibreOffice

Clang, the C/C++ compiler for LLVM, can now build a patched version of LibreOffice.
22 October 2011 - Progress - 24 Comments

MIPS Puts Out An Alternate LLVM/Clang Driver

There's been a lot of talk about LLVM/Clang this week since LLVM 3.0 is approaching and there's been numerous OpenCL announcements that depend upon LLVM/Clang as its front-end for the Open Computing Language: Portable OpenCL, libclc, and now the high-performance Saarland project. There's now another worthwhile announcement and it comes from MIPS.
20 October 2011 - GCC Compatible - 2 Comments

Another Open-Source OpenCL Project Pops Up

This week has been busy with OpenCL news with the release of Portable OpenCL and libclc, but now there's been another project brought up and that's a German university research project to create a high-performance OpenCL driver for the CPU.
20 October 2011 - Lots Of OpenCL - 7 Comments

LIBCLC: An OpenCL C Library Implementation

It was just two days ago that the Portable OpenCL project was announced, but today there's another open-source OpenCL project that takes advantage of LLVM/Clang: libclc, an OpenCL C library implementation.
19 October 2011 - Clang - 4 Comments

LLVM 3.0 Branches Today, D Likely Not Till GCC 4.8

There's open-source compiler news this week for both GCC and LLVM.
14 October 2011 - Updates - 2 Comments

Discussing The LLVM IR Shortcomings

While GCC developers are currently discussing merging the D programming language front-end into their compiler, LLVM developers are currently discussing their IR and its sufficiency.
5 October 2011 - Low-Level Virtual Machine

LLVM 3.0 Is Now Scheduled To Arrive In November

It's been announced on Oktoberfest-eve that Apple is planning to officially release LLVM 3.0 in the middle of November. This is a major update to this increasingly popular compiler infrastructure.
16 September 2011 - New LLVM - 1 Comment

The State Of GCC 4.7.0: Still Months Away

Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek has issued a new status update concerning the state of the GCC 4.7 compiler.
13 September 2011 - Still Monts Out - 6 Comments

OpenCL, GLSL Back-End For LLVM May Soon Open Up

A university student that successfully wrote OpenCL and GLSL back-ends to the Low Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) is arranging to have the code open-sourced if there is interest, which already LLVM developers are requesting.
27 August 2011 - OpenCL - 8 Comments

LLVM Offers New Clang With SAFECode Technology

The Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) developers have released a new version of their Clang C/C++ compiler. What's new to this Clang release, which comes months after the 2.9 release of LLVM and Clang, is that it integrates SAFECode Technology. SAFECode provides memory safety checking, which LLVM developers designed to be superior to Valgrind -- the tool commonly used by open-source developers for running memory checks on their code.
18 August 2011 - SAFECode - 2 Comments

Easy Parallel Programming: Cilk Plus Ported To GCC

Early this morning I mentioned some of the features for GCC 4.7 as what one can expect when this next major open-source compiler update is out in a matter of months. There was some speculation in the forums that this article was a preemptive article coming just before a big code drop. As luck would have it, this afternoon there's a big Intel GCC announcement.
15 August 2011 - By Intel - 8 Comments

What's Coming Up For GCC 4.7

GCC 4.6 was released back in March with various Intel hardware optimizations, initial AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) support, Google Go programming support, new optimization paths, and a number of other new features. While not yet ready for release, version 4.7 of the GNU Compiler Collection is also collecting a number of highlights. This is also good news seeing yesterday's news about C++0x.
15 August 2011 - Features - 3 Comments

Approved: C++0x Will Be An International Standard

The ISO has unanimously approved C++0x, the next version of C++, to become an international standard. The International Organization for Standardization will now prepare the standards document for C++0x and release it in the coming months.
14 August 2011 - ISO Approved - 54 Comments

A Python Front-End To GCC Is Brewing This Summer

It turns out there's another fairly interesting Google Summer of Code project being worked on this summer beyond the exciting projects and the Mesa/X/Wayland projects that have piqued our interest this year. This project was somehow skipped past when looking at the GSoC information before, but it's a continued effort (by the same student last year) to write a Python front-end to GCC.
30 June 2011 - Gccpy - 8 Comments

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