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LLVM 3.1 Has Been Quietly Postponed

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
LLVM For Code Decompiling?

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 - Add A Comment
GCC vs. LLVM/Clang Compilers On ARMv7 Linux

While comparing compiler performance of different Linux code compilers on different software stacks and hardware configurations is nothing new at all to Phoronix, usually it's done on x86 hardware. However, with ARM hardware becoming increasingly common and much more powerful, here's a comparison of the GCC and LLVM/Clang compilers on a dual-core ARM development board.

9 May 2012 - Compiler Performance - 3 Comments
GCC 4.6/4.7 vs. LLVM-Clang 3.0/3.1 Compilers

With LLVM/Clang 3.1 due out next week, here's a look at the compiler performance of the GCC 4.6 and 4.7 compilers compared to LLVM-Clang 3.0 and a recent LLVM-Clang 3.1 SVN snapshot.

7 May 2012 - Compiler Comparison - 21 Comments
LLVM's Clang 3.1 Compiler Betters C11, C++11

There's only about one week left until LLVM 3.1 will be released and with that will come the 3.1 release of the Clang C/C++ compiler. While we have previously looked at some of the LLVM 3.1 changes, here's a quick look at some of the Clang-specific compiler C11/C++11 improvements.

6 May 2012 - LLVM-Clang 3.1 - 1 Comment
LLVM 3.1 Branched For May Feature Release

Apple's Bill Wendling announced the branching of the LLVM 3.1 code-base over last night as the open-source developers prepare to release the LLVM 3.1 compiler infrastructure (and Clang 3.1) next month.

17 April 2012 - LLVM 3.1 - Add A Comment
Nuanti C++ Compiler For More .NET On Linux

While Mono is widely known for bringing Microsoft's .NET to Linux, there also exists a separate compiler that's about supporting the Microsoft C++/CLI ECMA-372 language specification under Linux.

13 April 2012 - Nuanti Compiler - 6 Comments
The Good Stuff Out Of GCC 4.7, C++11

Another one of the interesting presentations from the LF Collaboration Summit this week in San Francisco was covering the improvements made to GCC 4.7, which is the latest GNU compiler update with several new features for developers.

6 April 2012 - LFcollab - Add A Comment
Intel Core i7 AVX GCC Compiler Tuning Results

For those owners of Intel's latest-generation Core i3/i5/i7 "Sandy Bridge" processors, here's a quick look at the impact of some GCC tuning options specific to these latest AVX-enabled Intel processors.

23 March 2012 - GCC Tweaks - 18 Comments
Talk Of GCC 5.0 To Be Modular, More Like LLVM

Last week a large discussion began among GCC developers about their hopes and plans for GCC 5.0. The common theme is for GCC 5 to be more like the increasingly-popular LLVM compiler infrastructure project.

19 March 2012 - GCC 5 - 20 Comments
The Prominent Changes For The GCC 4.7 Compiler

With GCC 4.7 being released soon, new compiler benchmarks at Phoronix will be published in the coming weeks (beginning next week Monday), but for those wondering what's different on the feature side, here's a look.

15 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 - 1 Comment
GCC 4.7 RC2 Released; The State Of C99 Support

The second release candidate of GCC 4.7 is available today for those wishing to try out this open-source compiler that will be officially released in the coming weeks. Separately, there's also updated documentation concerning the state of the C99 language support.

14 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 RC2 - 1 Comment
GCC 4.7 Release Candidate 1 Offers Many Changes

Just as expected, the first release candidate of GCC 4.7 is now available for testing. This major update to the GNU Compiler Collection introduces several new language features, hardware support improvements, and other support enhancements to the GPLv3-licensed compiler.

3 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 - 2 Comments
It's Time To Start Thinking About GCC 4.8

While GCC 4.8 will likely not see the light of day in 2012, GCC 4.7 was branched today with an imminent release candidate and now it's "trunk" code-base is open for GCC 4.8 development efforts.

2 March 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 3 Comments
GCC 4.7 Moves Along Into Stage 4

GCC 4.7 is still on track with its development plans for an official release in March or April and this popular open-source compiler will deliver on many new features.

29 January 2012 - Development - 1 Comment
LLVM 3.1 Will Enhance AVX & Bring AVX2 Support

While LLVM 3.0 has been barely out for one month and a release schedule for LLVM 3.1 hasn't even been plotted yet, there are already some new details about what this next release of the extremely popular open-source compiler infrastructure will offer.

26 December 2011 - Next LLVM Release - Add A Comment
Emscripten: Bang Out JavaScript From LLVM Bitcode

There's an interesting new open-source LLVM-using project called Emscripten. Emscripten allows JavaScript to be automatically generated from LLVM bit-code. In other words, you can take C/C++ code-bases and easily translate them into JavaScript.

20 December 2011 - New Project - 8 Comments
LLVM/Clang Developer Videos Worth Watching

LLVM is a popular topic right now with NVIDIA's new and open CUDA compiler being based upon it, LLVM being used within graphics drivers, and general advancements to its compiler support. For those wanting to learn more, here's some interesting videos worth watching from the LLVM 2011 Developer Meeting.

15 December 2011 - LLVM - Add A Comment

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