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LLVM Clang FInally Has Complete OpenMP 3.1 Support!

In our routine compiler benchmarks looking at LLVM/Clang vs. GCC, the performance has certainly gotten tight over the years but one of the areas where there's still been a large difference are in workloads that can make use of OpenMP for multi-threading. Fortunately, Clang has finally finished up its OpenMP 3.1 support.

11 May 2015 - Clang OpenMP 3.1 - 3 Comments
Musl Libc Support Lands In Mainline GCC

Musl has long aimed at being a lightweight, simple, free, and correct libc library. However, hindering its adoption has been out-of-tree patches required against GCC for supporting the Musl C library. Fortunately, Musl support has now been merged into GCC.

8 May 2015 - Musl GCC - 13 Comments
DragonEgg Starts Cracking In LLVM

Going back to the earlier days of LLVM has been the DragonEgg plug-in. DragonEgg is a GCC plug-in that implements LLVM's optimizers and code generators within GCC. With Clang becoming suitable for day-to-day use on large production workloads and GCC also improving, the benefits of DragonEgg have greatly diminished.

29 April 2015 - DragonEgg Losing - 1 Comment
GCC 5.1 Officially Released

Those behind the GNU Compiler Collection have announced this morning the official release of GCC 5.1, the first major release of GCC 5.

22 April 2015 - GCC 5 - 23 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Pulls In GCC 5 Compiler

While GCC 5 hasn't been officially released yet, DragonFlyBSD has pulled in a near-final revision of the open-source compiler for use by their BSD operating system.

17 April 2015 - GCC 5 DragonFlyBSD - 1 Comment
An Extensive Look At The Changes Of GCC 5

GCC developer Honza Hubička has written a lengthy blog post about the features coming up for GCC 5, what will be initially released as GCC 5.1 in the next two weeks.

13 April 2015 - GCC 5 Features - 1 Comment
Rust 1.0 Now In Beta

The beta of Rust 1.0 was released ahead of Easter weekend and all libraries/language features planned for the v1.0 milestone have been marked as stable.

3 April 2015 - Rust 1.0 Beta - 7 Comments

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