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Lever: Yet Another General Purpose Programming Language

Lever is yet another attempt at being a modern general purpose programming language that fits along the lines of Perl, Python, and Ruby. Lever has support for GUI/OpenGL applications and also aims to make it easy to interface with C libraries.

18 August 2016 - Lever Programming Language - 11 Comments
RISC-V Backend Proposed For LLVM

Open-source activities around the completely open RISC-V instruction set architecture sure are heating up. Alex Bradbury is proposing now that the RISC-V compiler backend be merged in LLVM.

17 August 2016 - RISC-V - 7 Comments
Google's "Lanai" Backend In LLVM Seeks Non-Experimental Status

Earlier this year Google published an LLVM "Lanai" back-end for some of its internal network hardware. While some in the open-source community interpreted this as Google trying to offload their open-source code into LLVM to shift some of the maintenance burden onto them, that hasn't been the case and Google continues improving this back-end for this in-house processor.

25 July 2016 - Google Lanai - Add A Comment
PHP 7.1 Beta Released

Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7.

21 July 2016 - PHP 7.1 - 3 Comments
Pyston 0.5.1 Is Making Python Code Even Faster

In addition to Dropbox announcing the Lepton image compression algorithm, their Pyston team has announced the v0.5.1 release and it provides more performance improvements for this Python JIT.

14 July 2016 - Pyston 0.5.1 - 8 Comments
LLVM 3.8.1 Released

It's coming later but better than never: LLVM 3.8.1 has been released by AMD's Tom Stellard as the first update to LLVM 3.8.

12 July 2016 - LLVM 3.8.1 - Add A Comment
PHP 7.1 Alpha 2 Released

Succeeding the PHP 7.1 Alpha release that happened earlier this month is now the second alpha build of this significant update to the PHP programming language.

27 June 2016 - PHP 7.1 - Add A Comment
LLVM 3.9 Planned For Release In Late August

For those wondering about the stable release of LLVM should you be interested in it for packaging Clang, the latest AMDGPU back-end, or other reasons, there is now a tentative release plan.

13 June 2016 - LLVM 3.9 - 5 Comments
LLVM Looks At Moving From SVN To Git Via GitHub

While there have been Git mirrors available of LLVM and its sub-projects (including Clang) for some time, this open-source compiler infrastructure project has relied upon SVN as its cental development repository. The LLVM project is now looking at finally transitioning to Git for development and quite likely utilizing GitHub for hosting.

31 May 2016 - LLVM Git - 5 Comments
HSA IL Front-End Proposed For GCC

HSA stakeholders are hoping to mainline their HSA IL front-end for the GCC compiler stack. In particular, BRIG, the binary form of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Intermediate Language.

16 May 2016 - HSA Front-End - 5 Comments
LLVM May Change How It Does Its Releases

The upstream LLVM developers have been discussing possible changes about how they manage their releases in hopes of making it more optimal in working with downstream stakeholders of this widely-used, open-source compiler stack.

15 May 2016 - LLVM Release Changes - 2 Comments

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