Compiler News Archives
Pairing A C Compiler With QEMU's Code Generator

Earlier this week when writing about the state of the Tiny C Compiler, I learned more about QCC. QCC is a new initiative to pair a forked version of the Tiny C Compiler (TCC) with QEMU's code generator.

18 November 2012 - QEMU Code Generation - 2 Comments
Clang Can Analyze Code Comments, Generate Docs

Aside from why LLVM/Clang was ported to one of the fastest super computer's in the world and using Clang to implement Microsoft's C++ AMP, another interesting session at this month's LLVM Developers' Conference in San Jose was about using Clang to analyze code comments.

18 November 2012 - LLVM's Clang - 5 Comments
Why LLVM/Clang Was Ported To A Super Computer

Most often whenever writing about LLVM and its Clang C/C++ compiler front-end on Phoronix, within the forums is a flurry of comments from those in support of and against this modular compiler infrastructure. Some are against LLVM/Clang simply because its BSD-licensed and sponsored by Apple rather than the GPLv3-licensed GCC backed by the FSF. Others, meanwhile, see LLVM as presenting unique advantages and benefits. What reasons would a leading US national laboratory have for deploying LLVM/Clang to their leading super-computer? Here's an explanation from them.

16 November 2012 - An Explanation - 11 Comments
Intel Makes Microsoft's C++ AMP Cross-Platform

Microsoft conceived C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (AMP) as a library atop DirectX 11 for offering data-parallelism directly in C++ that can make easy use of GPUs while having CPU fall-back support. With C++ AMP being similar to OpenCL, Intel engineers decided to implement the Microsoft specification within OpenCL and using LLVM/Clang so that it can be used cross-platform.

16 November 2012 - Intel Port - 10 Comments
LLVM Seeks New Code Owners

At Chris Lattner's keynote for the LLVM Developers' Conference that took place last week in California, he called for more "code owners" within the LLVM code-base.

12 November 2012 - LLVM Code Owners - 1 Comment
Moving Towards Building The Linux Kernel With Clang

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
A New Language Implemented Atop LLVM

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
Benchmarking LLVM's Automatic Loop Vectorizer

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
GCC Approves AArch64, ARM 64-bit Compiler Port

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 - Add A Comment
AddressSanitizer Being Ported To GCC Trunk

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

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