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Compiler News Archives

GCC Receives ACM Programming Languages Software Award

The GNU Compiler Collection has been awarded with ACM's 2014 Programming Languages Software Award.
26 July 2014 - ACM 2014

GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year

GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015.
21 July 2014 - GCC 5.0 - 18 Comments

LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date

We've known for a while that LLVM 3.5 has been under plans for a release in August now with just being days away from the start of the month, we have a better idea for the release schedule.
21 July 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 1 Comment

GCC Code Gets Updated For Go 1.3 Language

Released the middle of last month was Google's Go 1.3 programming language. Updated Go 1.3 code is now landing within the GNU Compiler Collection.
19 July 2014 - Go 1.3

The LLVM 2014 Developer Meeting Is At The End Of October

The LLVM Foundation has announced the annual LLVM Developers' Meeting that occurs every year in Q3~Q4 in California.
17 July 2014 - LLVM 2014

WebKit's FTL JavaScript Engine Shows Off Potential For LLVM

Earlier this year we wrote about Apple working on an LLVM-based JIT compiler for WebKit. This new JIT engine, called "Fourth Tier LLVM" (FTL), is enabled within the latest open-source code for this browser rendering engine and is faster than WebKit's earlier JavaScript implementations.
17 July 2014 - Fourth Tier LLVM

GCC 4.9.1 Released, Adds OpenMP 4.0 To Fortran

The first point release to the GCC 4.9 compiler is now available.
16 July 2014 - GNU Compiler - 8 Comments

There's Now Even LLVM Support For Pascal-86

The latest programming language that can leverage using LLVM and its plethora of back-ends is Pascal-86, a language most Phoronix readers have probably never even heard of.
9 July 2014 - Pascal-86 - 5 Comments

LLVM's Clang Is Working Better For Building Windows Programs

While LLVM's Clang compiler is predominantly used on Linux, OS X, and BSD systems, the Microsoft Windows support has been a focus over the past several months and is reaching an improved state for building native Windows programs with Visual C++ compatibility.
8 July 2014 - Visual C++ - 7 Comments

Intel Is Trying To Support The x32 ABI For LLVM/Clang

While adoption of the Linux x32 ABI hasn't really taken off with most developers and end-users doing just fine with x86_64-compiled software, Intel is trying to get things back on track for supporting x32 by LLVM and Clang.
2 July 2014 - x32 - 41 Comments

The D Language LLVM Compiler Updated With Numerous Changes

LDC that's the LLVM-based D language code compiler has been updated. LDC 0.13.0 was released last week with new features.
30 June 2014 - LDC - 11 Comments

Clang Is Already Working On "Highly Experimental" C++1z Support

With LLVM developers already having lots of C++1y / C++14 support implemented, they have begun working on "highly experimental" support for C++1z -- the next major revision to the C++ programming language anticipated for release in 2017.
23 June 2014 - C++17 - 8 Comments

Trying Link-Time Optimizations On GCC 4.10

This weekend I ran some quick and dirty link-time optimization (LTO) benchmarks from a GCC 4.10 compiler snapshot from earlier this month. Here's the results.
23 June 2014 - GCC 4.10 - 30 Comments

GCC Allowed To Add Offloading Library To Code-Base

The GCC steering committee has ruled on allowing a foreign library for compute offloading into the GNU Compiler Collection.
21 June 2014 - liboffload - 3 Comments

Intel's Compiler Team Is Trying To Land OpenMP In Clang ASAP

Intel developers in Moscow remain hard at work trying to land OpenMP support within LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler as soon as possible.
20 June 2014 - OpenMP LLVM/Clang - 4 Comments

LLVM 3.4.2 Brings Bug-Fixes

The second point release to LLVM 3.4 is now available.
20 June 2014 - LLVM 3.4 - 1 Comment

GCC 4.10 Performance: Not Much To See Yet

GCC 4.9 was released at the end of April so this weekend I ran some fresh compiler benchmarks of the latest GCC 4.10 compiler snapshot to see if there's been any performance improvements thus far in the 4.10 development cycle, although GCC 4.10 will not be released until 2015.
15 June 2014 - GCC 4.10 - 6 Comments

GCC 4.7.4 Released

The GNU community has released GCC 4.7.4 as the last planned point release to the GCC 4.7 compiler.
13 June 2014 - GCC 4.7.4

Apple Doesn't Know If Swift Will Be Open-Source Or Cross-Platform

At Apple's recent WWDC event besides announcing a new 3D graphics API, Apple also announced Swift, a new programming. However, Apple developers don't yet know -- or can't admit -- whether Swift will ultimately be open-source or made to be cross-platform.
11 June 2014 - Swift - 53 Comments

GNU Tools Cauldron 2014: GCC/LLVM Collaboration, HSA, Accelerators

This year's GNU Tools Cauldron is taking place next month at the University of Cambridge where some very interesting compiler-related discussions will be taking place.
3 June 2014 - Cauldron - 2 Comments

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