Compiler News Archives
We're still many months out from seeing the release of GCC 4.9 and LLVM Clang 3.4 releases, but with the next major updates to these open-source code compilers will come better support for the C++14 (C++1y) language.
25 July 2013 - GCC 4.9 C++14 - 2 Comments
To the ire of some developers, LLVM 3.4 is dropping support for Visual Studio 2008 as its host compiler.
24 July 2013 - LLVM Visual Studio - 5 Comments
While LLVM/Clang and GCC are moving forward vibrantly as open-source compilers, the current status of the open-source Open64 compiler project appears to be in hiatus.
22 July 2013 - Open64 Hiatus - 2 Comments
The Apache Software Foundation has decided to end its Apache C++ Standard Library (stdcxx) project.
18 July 2013 - Apache stdcxx - 27 Comments
The LLVM debugger is back to having ELF core file support for 64-bit Linux.
17 July 2013 - LLVM Debugger
17 July 2013 - EmScripten Alternative - 13 Comments
From an older Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition "Gulftown" system the LLVM/Clang compiler performance of the 3.2 and 3.3 releases were compared to the current SVN code as of today. There are some LLVM 3.4 performance improvements while for other workloads there isn't much evolution to see.
15 July 2013 - Core i7 990X Gulftown - 3 Comments
The LLVM compiler infrastructure may be generating some speedier binaries by default for the -O3 optimization level by turning on the straight-line SLP vectorizer.
14 July 2013 - For -O3 - 2 Comments
While the innovative LLVM compiler infrastructure is mentioned extremely often on Phoronix along with its Clang C/C++ compiler, receiving less coverage is LLDB. However, with LLVM 3.3, the LLVM Debugger has grown in functionality and is growing in usefulness.
29 June 2013 - LLVM Debugger
The GCC 4.9 compiler that's still in early stages of development can generate binaries optimized for Intel's forthcoming Atom "Silvermont" hardware via the new "slm" CPU type.
27 June 2013 - GCC 4.9 - 3 Comments
I've already delivered GCC vs. LLVM Clang compiler benchmarks on Intel's Core i7 4770K "Haswell" platform and tested the "core-avx2" optimizations offered by the latest compilers. That previous testing was done from the stable releases of LLVM Clang 3.1/3.2 and GCC 4.7/4.8 releases, but looking ahead, here's some benchmarks of the latest GCC 4.9 development snapshot.
27 June 2013 - Core-AVX2
After a two week hiatus, LLVM 3.3 has been officially released!
18 June 2013 - LLVM 3.3 - 3 Comments
The LLVM Loop Vectorizer is now being utilized by default at new optimization levels, in the name of faster performance.
17 June 2013 - LLVM Vectorization - 1 Comment
For those that didn't realize, the LLVM/Clang 3.3 release is running a bit behind schedule, but the wait should be worth it with this hefty upgrade.
9 June 2013 - Clang 3.3
While LLVM 3.3 hasn't even been released yet, there's already an important change found in LLVM 3.4 for Radeon R600 GPU users.
7 June 2013 - LLVM 3.4 - 8 Comments
LLVM's Loop Vectorizer, which is able to automatically vectorize code loops for performance benefits in many scenarios, may find its use expanded for other optimization levels in future LLVM releases.
6 June 2013 - LLVM Loop Vectorizer - 8 Comments
As the first point release for the GCC 4.8 compiler is the freshly-released GCC 4.8.1.
31 May 2013 - GCC 4.8.1 - 1 Comment
With next month's release of LLVM 3.3 quickly approaching, here's an overview of some of the best and most exciting features coming to this next major update of the LLVM compiler infrastructure and Clang C/C++ compiler front-end.
26 May 2013 - LLVM / Clang 3.3 - 4 Comments
The release of LLVM 3.3 along with its sub-projects like the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end and Compiler-RT is imminent. A second release candidate was posted just prior to the weekend to usher in some last minute testing.
24 May 2013 - LLVM 3.3 Release
The first point release to the GCC 4.8 compiler was made available in release candidate form on Friday, ahead of the official release that's expected next week.
18 May 2013 - Release Candidate - 1 Comment
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