Compiler News Archives
Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift

Apple unveiled the Swift programming language at this year's WWDC event but sadly it's still not clear whether Apple will "open up" the language to let it appear on non-Apple platforms. Swift is built atop LLVM and designed to be Apple's successor to Objective-C in many regards while suppoorting C/Obj-C/Obj-C++ all within a single program. With non-Apple folks being interested in the language, it didn't take long before an open-source project started up around it.

21 October 2014 - Swift Language - 23 Comments
Facebook's Hack Language Making Progress To Advance PHP

Earlier this year Facebook launched the Hack language powered by their HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and being based off PHP. Good progress is being made on enhancing the language with interest in the project continuing to grow inside and outside of Facebook.

21 October 2014 - Hack - 12 Comments
OpenACC 2.0 With NVIDIA PTX/CUDA Support Is Closer For GCC

For the past year Code Sourcery / Mentor Graphics has been working with NVIDIA to bring OpenACC 2.0 support to GCC and to allow for this heterogeneous parallel programming API to be taken advantage of with NVIDIA GPUs from GCC. This work is closer to finally being realized for allowing OpenACC programs to be compiled with GCC and target NVIDIA GPUs on Linux.

15 October 2014 - libgomp - 1 Comment
Bill Wendling Leaves LLVM Release Manager Role

Some weeks ago on Twitter a follower had mentioned a rumor that Apple was forcing its compiler developers to focus less on general LLVM work and to basically spend their time on Apple's new Swift project. While there's been a general slowdown of direct Apple contributions to LLVM, there's the latest sign today they might be divesting their interest somewhat in direct management of this open-source compiler infrastructure.

14 October 2014 - LLVM/Clang - 28 Comments
Open-Source .NET Fans Push Its New Foundation

This year at Microsoft's Build Developer Conference a .NET Foundation was announced to steward the "open-source technologies for .NET" While many open-source fans aren't too enthusiastic about .NET in any capacity, the .NET Foundation is beginning to move forward.

14 October 2014 - .NET Foundation - 39 Comments
JIT Support Is Closer To Landing For GCC

Since last year there's been an initiative for an embeddable GCC JIT compiler and ambitions to mainline the JIT support with LLVM long having been promoted for its Just-In-Time compilation abilities. Now with new patches, GCC JIT is a step closer to being mainlined.

14 October 2014 - GCC JIT - Add A Comment
StarPU Tries To Make Hybrid CPU/GPU Programming Easy

StarPU is described as a unified run-time system for heterogeneous multi-core architectures that is a task programming library with support for CPUs and GPUs. StarPU tries to be more effective than OpenMP, OpenACC, and the many other multi-threaded/multi-device programming interfaces.

11 October 2014 - StarPU - 2 Comments
CppCon Wrapped Up & There Was A Lot For C++ Developers

CppCon ended last week as the annual meeting for any and all C++ developers. CppCon is filled with many interesting talks and the conference overall received rave reviews from C++ developers. While we weren't in attendance at the event, there's interesting notes and slides coming out from those in attendance.

15 September 2014 - CppCon - Add A Comment
LLVM Clang Now Builds Even More Debian Packages

Going back two years has been an initiative to build the Debian package base with LLVM/Clang rather than GCC -- for much the same reasons as building the Linux kernel with Clang. Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there's been more progress on building out Debian using the latest Clang compiler.

15 September 2014 - Clang'ing It Up - 1 Comment
Pyston 0.2 Is A Heck Of A Lot Better At Running Python Programs

Earlier this year cloud storage provider Dropbox open-sourced their own high-performance Python implementation, Pyston. Pyston is a JIT-based Python implementation built atop the LLVM compiler stack. The initial Pyston release was a bit basic but now after months of work, Dropbox is announcing the second version of Pyston.

15 September 2014 - Pyston - 8 Comments
Running GCC 5 On Intel's Haswell-E i7-5960X

After comparing GCC 4.9 and LLVM Clang 3.5 as the latest stable compilers on the new Intel Core i7 5960X "Haswell-E" system, here's benchmarks of the thousand dollar processor with the in-development GCC 5.

13 September 2014 - GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 5.0 - 1 Comment

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