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Tilera TILE64 Back-End For LLVM Published

An LLVM back-end for Tilera's TILE64 processor has been published.
6 September 2012 - Tile64-LLVM - 2 Comments

An "-Og" Optimization Level For GCC

Compiler expert Richard Guenther of SUSE proposed introducing an "-Og" optimization level for GCC to enhance the debugging experience.
3 September 2012 - GCC Optimizations - 3 Comments

LLVM-Based LLBMC 2012.2 Has New Features

LLBMC 2012.2 has been released, which is based upon the LLVM 3.1 code-base, and is a high-precision static analyzer that implements Bounded Model Checking.
31 August 2012 - LLBMC - 2 Comments

The C Back-End To LLVM Is Back To Being Revived

Work on the C back-end to LLVM has been resurrected with hopefully a brighter future ahead.
27 August 2012 - LLVM C Back-End - 6 Comments

More Of What's Landing For The GCC 4.8 Compiler

GCC 4.8 likely won't be released until H1'2013, but there's a number of changes building up for this next release of this leading open-source multi-language compiler.
25 August 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 1 Comment

Unified Parallel C (UPC) Proposed For GCC 4.8

A proposal has went out to merge support for GUPC, the GNU Unified Parallel C branch, into the forthcoming GCC 4.8 compiler code-base.
23 August 2012 - GCC 4.8 Merging - 8 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

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 Compiler Is Up To 7.3 Million Lines Of Code

Here's some staggering statistics about the development of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
14 August 2012 - Staggering GCC Numbers - 5 Comments

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

ARMv8 AArch64 Support For GCC Keeps Coming

Support for AArch64, the ARMv8 64-bit architecture, continues to move along within the GCC compiler world.
19 July 2012 - GCC AArch64 - 1 Comment

A GCC Proposal To Build It Better, Faster

There's a proposal within the GCC development camp to change the CFLAGS under which the GNU Compiler Collection is built when in a release mode.
12 July 2012 - BOOT_CFLAGS - 7 Comments

GCC 4.8 To Improve Diagnostics Abilities

In a battle against LLVM/Clang, GCC 4.8 will improve the code diagnostics support to better assist developers in debugging code errors/warnings in a user-friendly manner.
11 July 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 3 Comments

Optimizing Marvell Graphics With iwMMXt

Thanks in large part to iwMMXt fixes/improvements found in GCC 4.8, the ARM Marvell graphics performance will be much-improved, which will benefit the OLPC XO-1.75.
6 July 2012 - OLPC XO-1.75 - 4 Comments

PCC: Portable C Compiler Isn't Quick To Advance

The Portable C Compiler 1.0 was released in April of 2011, but since then there hasn't been many updates out of this open-source compiler that was originally spawned in the late 1970's.
4 July 2012 - PCC Compiler - 4 Comments

Eclipse 4.2 Released With Juno

Eclipse "Juno" has been released and with that the first stable version of the Eclipse 4 SDK.
27 June 2012 - Eclipse 4.2

GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?

GCC 4.7 was released a few months back, but have changes in the trunk code-base -- for what will eventually become GCC 4.8 -- resulted in any major performance changes yet?
24 June 2012 - Let's See

Using Clang To Auto-Convert Qt 4 To Qt 5

There's new work underway to take advantage of LLVM's Clang tooling to auto-convert most Qt 4.x code into being Qt 5.0-compatible.
20 June 2012 - New Project - 12 Comments

Merging The GNU D Compiler Into GCC, Again

It's been talked about before, but it's being attempted again to merge GDC into GCC. GDC is the compiler front-end for the D programming language.
20 June 2012 - GDC Compiler - 11 Comments

Improving OpenCL On CPUs, Building Linux

Back in April there was an LLVM European Conference in London where several interesting technical discussions happened. Among the topics covered were auto-vectorization with LLVM, building Linux with LLVM, and using LLVM to improve the performance of OpenCL on CPUs.
17 June 2012 - LLVM Talks - 15 Comments

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