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LLVM 3.4.1 Is Now Ready For Testing

Point releases to the LLVM compiler infrastructure are finally becoming a reality with the LLVM 3.4.1 release being just days away.
12 April 2014 - LLVM 3.4.1 - 2 Comments

Bringing Major Features, GCC 4.9 RC1 Has Been Released

As the annual update to the GNU Compiler Collection, GCC 4.9 is poised to be released in the days ahead. The first release candidate was issued today and it's a very hefty update to this leading open-source compiler.
11 April 2014 - GCC 4.9 - 3 Comments

ARM Adopts Using The LLVM/Clang Compiler

ARM Compiler 6 is beginning to use the LLVM/Clang compiler.
9 April 2014 - LLVM - 8 Comments

Dropbox Announces Their Own Open-Source Python

The Dropbox cloud storage provider has announced Pyston, their own open-source JIT compiler to Python. The big focus with Pyston is on speed.
4 April 2014 - Pyston - 35 Comments

Rust Language 0.10 Released With Big Improvements

Version 0.10 of Rust is not out from the Mozilla community and it's a huge update.
3 April 2014 - Rust Lang - 33 Comments

LLVM Spun Off Into Its Own Independent, Non-Profit

For years I've heard of LLVM planning to spin off into its own non-profit, independent organization and today that's finally moving forward.
3 April 2014 - LLVM Foundation - 17 Comments

GCC 4.8.2 vs. GCC 4.9.0 Benchmarks On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

With GCC 4.9 likely being released in the next few weeks, here are some benchmarks comparing the GCC 4.8.2 stable release against the latest GCC 4.9 snapshot.
30 March 2014 - GCC - 8 Comments

Apple Open-Sources Their 64-bit ARM LLVM Back-End

Back in September of last year after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S smart-phone with a 64-bit processor, they said they would ultimately open-source their 64-bit ARM compiler back-end... A half-year later, we're finally seeing this code that yields another AArch64 back-end for LLVM.
29 March 2014 - AArch64 - 9 Comments

LLVM 3.4.1 Point Release Planned For Next Month

There's long been talk of doing LLVM point releases with an increasing number of external projects relying upon the open-source compiler infrastructure, but it looks like next month may be the first time for this to happen with LLVM 3.4.1.
26 March 2014 - LLVM 3.4 - 2 Comments

Features You Should Be Able To Find In C++14

The ISO C++ committee has reached the point of possibly having the final draft of C++14 as a minor update to the widely-used programming language. For those curious about the likely changes to find with C++14, here's an article to checkout.
24 March 2014 - C++14 - 14 Comments

GCC 4.9 Is Working Towards A Possible Release In April

While GCC 4.9 is running behind schedule compared to where GCC 4.8 was at this time last year, open-source developers banding together still might get out the GNU Compiler Collection 4.9 release in early April with its many new compiler features.
19 March 2014 - GCC 4.9 - 1 Comment

Duetto C++ Web Compiler Supports Async RPC, New Headers

Duetto is a C++ compiler for the web similar to EmScripten whereby C++ code is made web-compatible through the use of LLVM and a JavaScript back-end. The latest work on the Duetto compiler allows for new functionality.
17 March 2014 - Duetto

OpenACC 1.0 Support Merged For GCC Fortran

Support for the OpenACC parallel programming standard for heterogeneous CPU/GPU systems has been added to GCC's Fortran compiler front-end.
13 March 2014 - OpenACC

Capstone 2.1 Disassembly Framework Brings Improvements

Version 2.1 of the LLVM-based Capstone Disassembly Framework is now available.
10 March 2014 - Disassembler

Some PNaCl LLVM Patches Might Make Writing LLVM Back-Ends Easier

Some work from Google's Portable Native Client (PNaCl) work might be pushed upstream in LLVM as it benefits the EmScripten JavaScript back-end and other interesting use-cases.
5 March 2014 - PNaCl

Students Can Help Improve LLVM & Clang, Make The Kernel Build

Besides GCC looking towards new features and improvements this year via Google's Summer of Code, the LLVM project also has a growing list of hopeful projects for student developers.
3 March 2014 - GSoC

LLVM Leaps Ahead With Its Migration To C++11

Ending out February, compiler developer Chandler Carruth at Google flipped the upstream LLVM build systems to building under C++11 by default. So far nothing has broken and in the days ahead they will carry out more tests in their approach to now using C++11 features by default as they develop this leading compiler infrastructure.
1 March 2014 - C++11 - 2 Comments

Possible Summer Improvements To The GCC Compiler

For any students looking to get involved with this year's Google Summer of Code, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has several interesting projects that are looking to be tackled.
20 February 2014 - GCC GSoC

Clang Lands A Virtual File-System

LLVM's Clang compiler now has a virtual file-system implementation.
19 February 2014 - Clang - 10 Comments

Intel Gets AVX-512 Support Going In GCC

The forthcoming release of the GCC 4.9 compiler will feature support for Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) although this instruction set extension won't be appearing on Intel CPUs for a while.
10 February 2014 - GCC 4.9 - 5 Comments

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