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Why Google Chrome Switched To The Clang Compiler On Linux

Since a few months back Google switched from GCC to Clang for compiling their production builds of the Chrome web-browser on Linux. A Google developer has now shed some light on the switch with backing up their own reasons for switching to Clang.

5 January 2015 - Clang'ing Chrome - 83 Comments
GCC 4.8.4 Officially Released

For those sticking to the GCC 4.8 compiler series rather than the newer GCC 4.9 stable series, the GCC 4.8.4 release is now available.

19 December 2014 - GCC 4.8.4 - Add A Comment
Details On Using OpenACC & GPUs With GCC

With OpenACC, NVIDIA's NVPTX back-end, and other improvements finally materializing within mainline GCC and its related code-bases, users are beginning to wonder how to actually use these new GCC features and experience GPU offloading with this free software compiler.

18 December 2014 - OpenACC - Add A Comment
New Ruby Benchmarks On GCC vs. LLVM Clang Compilers

Earlier this month were the independent benchmark results that saw Ruby built under Clang was faster than GCC when a developer running Debian was doing some basic compiler performance tests. Now another developer has done more extensive Ruby benchmarks on varying versions of GCC and Clang.

17 December 2014 - Compiler Benchmarks - 12 Comments
Ruby Compiled With Clang Is Noticeably Faster Than GCC

While in our benchmark runs the performance of generated binaries between GCC and LLVM's Clang C/C++ compilers are generally quite close, there are exceptions. When it comes to real-world usage of Clang, most companies tend to just utilize Clang for now when producing debug builds due to its faster compile times and better diagnostics than GCC, but GCC still ends up getting used for producing release/production builds.

12 December 2014 - Clang'ed Ruby - 14 Comments
Google's Go 1.4 Officially Released

On Wednesday Google officially announced the release of Go 1.4. The Go 1.4 update to the programming language features small language alterations, new OS/processor support, tooling improvements, and other changes.

11 December 2014 - Go 1.4 - Add A Comment
GCC 5 To Boast New x86 Optimizations

GCC 5 already boasts an incredible amount of new compiler features as laid out now over dozens of Phoronix articles, but there's even more abound for this major compiler update due out in 2015.

29 November 2014 - GCC 5.0 - 8 Comments

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