Compiler News Archives
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Switching Over To GCC 5.1.1

The current stable version of GCC 5, GCC 5.1.1, has been added to openSUSE Factory and in turn will see all packages rebuilt against this new compiler and this will become the default compiler in the openSUSE Tumbleweed snashot due out later in the week.

16 June 2015 - Tumbleweed GCC5 - 9 Comments
PyPy 2.6 Released, ~7x Faster Than CPython

Version 2.6 of the PyPy JIT-compiler-based interpreter for Python has been released. With PyPy 2.6 there's some Python compatibility improvements along with Numpy improvements and preliminary support for a new lightweight stats profiler.

1 June 2015 - Python - 13 Comments
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

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