Compiler News Archives
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
Support for AArch64, the ARMv8 64-bit architecture, continues to move along within the GCC compiler world.
19 July 2012 - GCC AArch64 - 1 Comment
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
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
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
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 "Juno" has been released and with that the first stable version of the Eclipse 4 SDK.
27 June 2012 - Eclipse 4.2
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
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
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
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
Following the recent Phoronix article about an LLVM/Clang server (ClangD), here's some slides from a talk by a Google engineer about re-factoring C++ to make it more fun for developers.
16 June 2012 - ClangD - 60 Comments
Proposed earlier this week within the Clang compiler camp for LLVM was a Clang-based server architecture for a persistent Clang server.
15 June 2012 - Comments - 10 Comments
The GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.1 release is available as of this morning.
14 June 2012 - GCC 4.7.1 - 13 Comments
Here's an update on the LLVM/Clang vs. GCC compiler benchmarking on ARM hardware under Linux.
11 June 2012 - Update - 9 Comments
As the latest Linux x32 progress to try to combine the best of 32-bit and 64-bit software, the x32 psABI is now supported by LLVM.
6 June 2012 - x32 Support - 2 Comments
In this morning's 11-Way Ivy Bridge compiler comparison were the first benchmarks of LLVM's DragonEgg, but what's new in this GCC plug-in's 3.1 release? Here's a brief overview.
30 May 2012 - LLVM DragonEgg
After a week-long hiatus, LLVM 3.1 has been officially released.
23 May 2012 - Now It's Here - 7 Comments
The major v3.1 update to the LLVM and Clang compiler components were quietly delayed last week. There's still no official communication on this setback for the Apple-sponsored compiler technology.
22 May 2012 - LLVM 3.1 - 6 Comments
Asked on the developers' mailing list last week was whether LLVM could be used for a decompiler, which an independent developer is working to construct.
14 May 2012 - LLVM Clang
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