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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
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
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
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
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
Developers behind ErLLVM, an LLVM back-end for supporting high-performance Erlang, have called upon this code to be included in mainline LLVM.
15 April 2012 - Erlang LLVM
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
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
Google has proposed the switch to C++ by default for the GNU Compiler Collection happens for the current in-development GCC 4.8 release.
5 April 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 3 Comments
One of the GSoC proposals for LLVM this year is automatic GPGPU code generation support.
3 April 2012 - GPGPU LLVM - 2 Comments
Announced this week to the GCC developers was the release of StarPU 1.0.0 for hybrid CPU/GPU task programming.
31 March 2012 - StarPU 1.0.0 - 6 Comments
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
Richard Guenther of SUSE on behalf of the GNU Compiler Collection development community has announced the official release of GCC 4.7.0.
22 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 - 5 Comments
LLVM 3.0 was just released in early December, but the release of LLVM 3.1 (along with Clang 3.1 and co) is quickly approaching.
22 March 2012 - LLVM/Clang 3.1
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
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
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
Besides the open-source AMD Radeon support for OpenCL finally taking shape, there's more good open-source OpenCL news: a newly open-sourced LLVM OpenCL back-end.
7 March 2012 - Woohoo - 4 Comments
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
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