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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
LLVM 3.2 Gets A Release Plan For Mid-December

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 - Add A Comment
GCC 4.5 Through 4.8 For AMD's Bulldozer

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
LLVM Gets Closer To Supporting OpenMP

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
NAG Fortran Compiler Can Now Do OpenMP 3.0

The Numerical Algorithms Group has released a major update to their multi-platform Fortran compiler. Beyond improving support for new versions of the Fortran language, NAG Fortran can now do OpenMP 3.0.

22 August 2012 - NAG Fortran - Add A Comment
GCC 2012 Cauldron Covered Fission, Cilk, C++11, Etc

The 2012 GCC Cauldron happened last month in Prague. The event, which was keynoted by Richard Stallman and celebrated 25 years of the GNU Compiler Collection, had a number of interesting talks. Videos and slides from the open-source compiler discussions are now available online.

15 August 2012 - GCC 2012 Cauldron - 1 Comment
GCC Moves Forward With Conversion To C++

The GCC initiative to convert more of the code-base from C to C++ as the implementation language for this leading open-source compiler is nearing fruition. On Sunday, Google's Diego Novillo published a set of GCC patches for merging the C++ conversion into trunk.

12 August 2012 - GCC C++ - 105 Comments

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