Compiler News Archives
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
Apple Delays Release Of LLVM 3.0

Version 3.0 of LLVM was supposed to be released this Friday along with the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end and related components, but it's been challenged by a last-minute delay.

16 November 2011 - Compiler - Add A Comment
Open64 5.0 Compiler Released w/ New Features

Open64, the open-source (GPLv2-licensed) compiler for C/C++ and Fortran that's backed by AMD and has been developed by SGI, HP, and various universities and research organizations, has reached a major milestone today. Version 5.0 of Open64 has been christened with many changes.

10 November 2011 - Open64 5.0 - 8 Comments
LLVM/Clang Performance On Intel Sandy Bridge

Lately there's been a lot of compiler benchmarks on Phoronix, particularly when looking at the performance on AMD's Bulldozer architecture and their FX-8150 system. However, here's some more compiler benchmarks, but this time under Intel Sandy Bridge.

10 November 2011 - More Benchmarks - 7 Comments
MIPS Puts Out An Alternate LLVM/Clang Driver

There's been a lot of talk about LLVM/Clang this week since LLVM 3.0 is approaching and there's been numerous OpenCL announcements that depend upon LLVM/Clang as its front-end for the Open Computing Language: Portable OpenCL, libclc, and now the high-performance Saarland project. There's now another worthwhile announcement and it comes from MIPS.

20 October 2011 - GCC Compatible - 2 Comments
Another Open-Source OpenCL Project Pops Up

This week has been busy with OpenCL news with the release of Portable OpenCL and libclc, but now there's been another project brought up and that's a German university research project to create a high-performance OpenCL driver for the CPU.

20 October 2011 - Lots Of OpenCL - 7 Comments
LIBCLC: An OpenCL C Library Implementation

It was just two days ago that the Portable OpenCL project was announced, but today there's another open-source OpenCL project that takes advantage of LLVM/Clang: libclc, an OpenCL C library implementation.

19 October 2011 - Clang - 4 Comments
Discussing The LLVM IR Shortcomings

While GCC developers are currently discussing merging the D programming language front-end into their compiler, LLVM developers are currently discussing their IR and its sufficiency.

5 October 2011 - Low-Level Virtual Machine - Add A Comment
Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC

Nearly one year ago I wrote about Digital Mars wanting to merge the GNU D Compiler into GCC. Finally it looks like merging the compiler for the D programming language is nearing a point of reality.

4 October 2011 - Finally - 46 Comments
LLVM 3.0 Is Now Scheduled To Arrive In November

It's been announced on Oktoberfest-eve that Apple is planning to officially release LLVM 3.0 in the middle of November. This is a major update to this increasingly popular compiler infrastructure.

16 September 2011 - New LLVM - 1 Comment

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