This year saw the release of GCC 5, many new features to LLVM Clang, the release of PHP 7, Rust 1.0 was released, Apple open-sourced their new Swift programming language, Microsoft has been pushing .NET in the open, and many other exciting advancements for open-source compilers and programming languages.
Ruby 2.3 was released for Christmas with many new features.
The Perl 6 Advent Calendar has announced the release of Perl 6.
Just a few days ago I was writing about LLVM working on PKU memory protection keys. It seems now GCC has support for Intel's PKU instructions.
This week mainline LLVM received support for the PKU feature flag as prep work towards supporting the new RDPKRU and WRPKRU instructions for Intel's forthcoming memory protection keys capabilities.
Here are some fresh tests of Fedora 23 with the GCC 5.3.1 compiler when running a series of benchmarks after the binaries were compiled each time with an assortment of optimization levels.
Hans Wennborg has laid out plans to officially release LLVM 3.8 in February.
Version 1.5 of the Rust programming language implementation is now available.
As of today, the latest LLVM code now turns on OpenMP support by default.
Martin Jambor at SUSE has sent out the latest set of patches for implementing support for the AMD-backed Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) inside the GNU Compiler Collection.
The Zapcc compiler stack is proving to be faster than LLVM/Clang at compiling C++ codes, which in turn is much faster already than GCC. The performance of the generated binaries from this LLVM-based compiler stack is on-par with what's offered by Clang.
While PHP 7 was just released, the nightly builds of Facebook's HHVM are already supporting the latest language features of PHP 7.0 if you wish to take advantage of them in this alternate run-time.
We've been waiting since this summer for Apple to open-source their Swift programming language and provide Linux support. This week they've done their initial release and stuck to their word.
The official announcement has yet to come down the wire, but PHP 7.0.0 is ready for release.
The ARM Cortex-A35 processor cores are now supported by upstream LLVM.
The LLVM project has announced they've developed a new ELF linker by rewriting the ELF support within LLVM's LLD.
With GCC 6 feature development now over I decided to run some benchmarks comparing GCC 5.2.0 against GCC 6.0.0 (the 20151124 snapshot) on an Intel Haswell-E Xeon system running Ubuntu.
Patches were published by ARM for implementing ARMv8.1 support within the GCC compiler.
The release of PHP 7 was delayed earlier this month when they decided to do another release candidate. PHP 7.0 final was expected today, but now it's been pushed out once more with the need for an RC8.
A status update concerning the Dropbox-sponsored Pyston project was presented earlier this month.
Clasp is a Common Lisp compiler based on LLVM that also provides seamless interoperation with C++ libraries. Clasp 0.4 has been released with some big improvements.
While GCC 6 is the next major feature release of the GNU Compiler Collection that will come out in 2016, GCC 5.3 will be here in likely about two weeks.
Just days after writing about GPUCC as Google's open-source CUDA compiler built atop LLVM and how to compile CUDA code with LLVM, more improvements have landed.
Last month I wrote about how Google has been working on CUDA compiler optimizations in LLVM and they were claiming to achieve results where their open-source compiler work was generating better code than NVIDIA's own NVCC compiler. More details are now available.
As some extra benchmarks to toss out there this weekend are some Clang 3.8 SVN compiler benchmarks when trying out different optimization levels.
LLVM developers have decided to enable a new vectorizer option by default that has the potential to boost performance, but the performance benefits aren't immediately clear.
Since GCC 5 there has been support for Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) in the compiler, but it's been disabled by default. That's now changing.
While the highly anticipated PHP 7 release was supposed to happen today, it hasn't as instead it's been replaced by another release candidate.
All of the videos from this year's LLVM Developers' Meeting in California are now available online.
If you have been wondering how to compile CUDA C/C++ code with LLVM rather than NVIDIA's nvcc compiler, an official guide has been written.
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