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Jamey Sharp On Whether You Should Translate Your Code To Rust

Often times whenever mentioning a new security vulnerability in any piece of open-source/Linux software, it generally gets brought up in our forums "they should write that software in Rust" or similar comments about how XYZ project should see a rewrite in Rust for its memory-safety features. But is it really worthwhile porting your codebase to Rust?

3 January 2017 - C To Rust? - 79 Comments
NewGVN Merged Into LLVM

The long in-development "NewGVN" code to provide a new global value numbering (GVN) algorithm within the LLVM code-base has been merged to master.

26 December 2016 - LLVM NewGVN - Add A Comment
LLVM 3.9.1 Released

For those nervous about using LLVM Git/SVN of the current 4.0 development code but looking to have the latest fixes atop the stable LLVM 3.9 series, the LLVM 3.9.1 point release is now available.

23 December 2016 - LLVM 3.9.1 - Add A Comment
LLVM Confirms Its New Major Version Bumping Scheme

LLVM developers are moving ahead with their new versioning scheme where they will always be bumping the major version component with each six-month release. Thus LLVM 4.0 and LLVM 5.0 are expected in 2017.

15 December 2016 - LLVM 4, LLVM 5, LLVM 6 - Add A Comment
PTS: PHP 7.1 vs. PHP 7.0 vs. HHVM Benchmarks

With today's PHP 7.1 release, performance isn't highlighted as much as language improvements to this first major update to PHP7, but I decided to run some PHP 7.1, PHP 7.0, PHP 5.6, PHP 5.5, and HHVM benchmarks of our open-source Phoronix Test Suite code-base.

2 December 2016 - PHP 7.1 Performance Benchmarks - 4 Comments
Tumblr Is The Latest Company Boasting About PHP7 Performance

We've talked a lot on Phoronix about PHP 7 due to the mighty impressive performance improvements found in this major update that was released at the end of last year. Many companies have blogged about their positive performance experiences in upgrading to PHP7, many of which we've shared on Phoronix, and Tumblr is now the latest company to boast about their migration from PHP5 to PHP7.

11 November 2016 - PHP 7 Performance - 41 Comments

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