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PCC: Portable C Compiler Isn't Quick To Advance

The Portable C Compiler 1.0 was released in April of 2011, but since then there hasn't been many updates out of this open-source compiler that was originally spawned in the late 1970's.
4 July 2012 - PCC Compiler - 4 Comments

Eclipse 4.2 Released With Juno

Eclipse "Juno" has been released and with that the first stable version of the Eclipse 4 SDK.
27 June 2012 - Eclipse 4.2

GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?

GCC 4.7 was released a few months back, but have changes in the trunk code-base -- for what will eventually become GCC 4.8 -- resulted in any major performance changes yet?
24 June 2012 - Let's See

Using Clang To Auto-Convert Qt 4 To Qt 5

There's new work underway to take advantage of LLVM's Clang tooling to auto-convert most Qt 4.x code into being Qt 5.0-compatible.
20 June 2012 - New Project - 12 Comments

Merging The GNU D Compiler Into GCC, Again

It's been talked about before, but it's being attempted again to merge GDC into GCC. GDC is the compiler front-end for the D programming language.
20 June 2012 - GDC Compiler - 11 Comments

Improving OpenCL On CPUs, Building Linux

Back in April there was an LLVM European Conference in London where several interesting technical discussions happened. Among the topics covered were auto-vectorization with LLVM, building Linux with LLVM, and using LLVM to improve the performance of OpenCL on CPUs.
17 June 2012 - LLVM Talks - 15 Comments

Google Wants To Make C++ More Fun

Following the recent Phoronix article about an LLVM/Clang server (ClangD), here's some slides from a talk by a Google engineer about re-factoring C++ to make it more fun for developers.
16 June 2012 - ClangD - 60 Comments

An LLVM/Clang Server Proposed

Proposed earlier this week within the Clang compiler camp for LLVM was a Clang-based server architecture for a persistent Clang server.
15 June 2012 - Comments - 10 Comments

GCC Update Brings More Than 100 Bug-Fixes

The GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.1 release is available as of this morning.
14 June 2012 - GCC 4.7.1 - 13 Comments

Clang Compiling Against GCC On Ubuntu ARM Linux

Here's an update on the LLVM/Clang vs. GCC compiler benchmarking on ARM hardware under Linux.
11 June 2012 - Update - 9 Comments

LLVM/Clang Gains x32 psABI Support

As the latest Linux x32 progress to try to combine the best of 32-bit and 64-bit software, the x32 psABI is now supported by LLVM.
6 June 2012 - x32 Support - 2 Comments

What's New In DragonEgg 3.1 For Optimizing GCC

In this morning's 11-Way Ivy Bridge compiler comparison were the first benchmarks of LLVM's DragonEgg, but what's new in this GCC plug-in's 3.1 release? Here's a brief overview.
30 May 2012 - LLVM DragonEgg

LLVM 3.1 Officially Released

After a week-long hiatus, LLVM 3.1 has been officially released.
23 May 2012 - Now It's Here - 7 Comments

LLVM 3.1 Has Been Quietly Postponed

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

LLVM For Code Decompiling?

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

GCC vs. LLVM/Clang Compilers On ARMv7 Linux

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

GCC 4.6/4.7 vs. LLVM-Clang 3.0/3.1 Compilers

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

LLVM's Clang 3.1 Compiler Betters C11, C++11

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

LLVM 3.1 Branched For May Feature Release

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

ErLLVM: High-Performance Erlang For LLVM

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

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