Compiler News Archives
Polly was accepted at the beginning of this year as an official LLVM project and since then it's continued to advance ahead of the LLVM 3.2 release for providing polyhedral optimizations.
10 October 2012 - LLVM Polly - 4 Comments
Since last month we have known that Apple has wanted to release LLVM 3.2 this year along with an updated Clang compiler. Now the release plans for this next LLVM compiler infrastructure release have been firmed up.
9 October 2012 - December Release
For those curious how LLVM/Clang compares against the GCC compiler on low-end x86 hardware, here's some numbers.
4 October 2012 - Compiler Benchmarks - 11 Comments
A patch has emerged that provides "AutoFDO" support for the GCC compiler for automated feedback-directed optimizations.
30 September 2012 - Proposed - 3 Comments
While the new AMD Trinity APUs are what's exciting and being benchmarked at the moment, here are some updated compiler tests from earlier this month on an AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer system.
28 September 2012 - GNU Compiler - 1 Comment
GCC 4.7.2 has been released with fixes for regressions and serious bugs on GCC 4.7.
21 September 2012 - Released - 1 Comment
It looks like LLVM 3.2, along with adjoining updates to Clang and related components, will be released this calendar year.
14 September 2012 - LLVM 3.2
The GCC to LLVM/Clang transition as the default FreeBSD compiler is set to happen on 4 November.
13 September 2012 - LLVM/Clang - 6 Comments
While LLVM can be used with Clang for compiling the Linux kernel and LLVM can be used in very innovative ways, one of its long-standing disadvantages has been the lack of supporting OpenMP. Fortunately, OpenMP support is finally materializing within LLVM.
12 September 2012 - LLVM OpenMP - 3 Comments
An LLVM back-end for Tilera's TILE64 processor has been published.
6 September 2012 - Tile64-LLVM - 2 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here's some staggering statistics about the development of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
14 August 2012 - Staggering GCC Numbers - 5 Comments
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
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