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HHVM 3.6 Brings New Features To PHP/Hack

Facebook developers announced the release today of HHVM 3.6.0, the HipHop Virtual Machine that's at the heart of their Hack programming language and also serving as a popular PHP alternate implementation thanks to its high performance.
11 March 2015 - HHVM 3.6.0

Ravi: An Experimental Derivative Of Lua In LLVM

Ravi is a new open-source project that's an experimental dialect/derivative of Lua using LLVM for JIT compilation.
8 March 2015 - Lua JIT LLVM - 2 Comments

Modularizing GCC Gets Discussed, Again

There's yet another conversation taking place within the GCC camp about modularizing the GNU Compiler Collection.
7 March 2015 - Modular GCC - 18 Comments

SPIR-V In GCC Is Already Being Talked About

Interested individuals are already discussing the prospects of dealing with SPIR-V intermediate representation for the new Vulkan graphics API within the GNU Compiler Collection.
4 March 2015 - SPIR-V GCC - 13 Comments

8cc: A Small C11 Compiler

There is yet another small hobbyist, open-source code compiler to talk about this weekend. Hello 8cc.
1 March 2015 - 8cc Compiler - 16 Comments

LLVM 3.6 Officially Released With Many Compiler Advantages

While running a few days late, LLVM 3.6 was officially released today.
27 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 - 3 Comments

LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support

LLVM 3.6 and Clang 3.6 are due to be released any day now and with this new version of the increasingly-used BSD-licensed compiler infrastructure stack are many improvements and new features to benefit the vast majority of users.
26 February 2015 - LLVM/Clang 3.6 - 13 Comments

Google To Work On Better PGO Support For LLVM

Some of Google's compiler developers will be working on upstream improvements to LLVM for better supporting Profile Guided Optimizations.
26 February 2015 - Profile Guided Optimizations - 3 Comments

Pyston 0.3 Released For High-Performance Python

Version 0.3 of the high-performance Python programming implementation is now available.
24 February 2015 - Pyston 0.3 - 15 Comments

LLVM Clang Compiling The Linux Kernel Is A Big Topic For 2015

It's been talked about for years and is still an ongoing but very active endeavor: building the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC.
21 February 2015 - LLVM Clang Linux Kernel - 17 Comments

Rust 1.0 Alpha 2 Lands All Major API Changes

The second alpha release of the forthcoming Rust 1.0 is now available and it marks the landing of all major API revisions for this programming language's major milestone.
20 February 2015 - Rust 1.0 Alpha 2

Facebook Announces The Hack Specification

Developers at Facebook today announced the initial specification for the Hack programming language.
19 February 2015 - Hack - 4 Comments

HHVM Plans To Integrate LLVM This Year

Coming soon is the HHVM 3.6 release for making PHP even faster and Facebook's Hack derivative even better, but further out into 2015 are even more exciting improvements.
17 February 2015 - HHVM Plans

LLVM 3.6 Release Candidate 3

The third release candidate of LLVM 3.6 is available for some Friday the 13th testing.
13 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 RC3

Eric S. Raymond Calls LLVM The "Superior Compiler" To GCC

Joining in on the heated discussion that originated over Richard Stallman voicing concerns over adding LLVM's LLDB debugger support to Emacs, Eric S Raymond has come out to once again voice his support in favor of LLVM/Clang and express his feelings that GCC's leading days are over.
10 February 2015 - ESR On Clang - 126 Comments

LibreOffice Continues Moving Along With C++11 Adoption

With the recent release of LibreOffice 4.4 there was a significant bump in compiler requirements in order to begin allowing LibreOffice developers to use basic C++11 functionality. Going forward, the compiler requirements will continue to rise as the developers of this open-source office suite seek to utilize more modern C++ features.
8 February 2015 - LibreOffice C++11 - 14 Comments

Intel386 psABI Version 1.0 Released

As the first update to supplement the System V ABI in nearly two decades, version 1.0 of the Intel386 psABI was announced today.
5 February 2015 - Intel386 psABI v1.0

LLVM 3.6 Release Candidate 2 Now Available

The second release candidate to LLVM 3.6 is out today.
3 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 RC2

LLVM Preparing To Raise Its Visual Studio Requirements

As a forewarning for anyone that might be forced to use MSVC / Visual Studio at their place of employment, LLVM developers are preparing to raise their compiler requirements for building out LLVM unless any old pre-2013 MSVC users raise their concerns.
31 January 2015 - MSVC 2013 - 8 Comments

LLVM Adds Options To Do Fuzz Testing

The latest additions to LLVM and Clang begin adding support for fuzzing capabilities.
28 January 2015 - LLVM Fuzzing - 4 Comments

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