Compiler News Archives
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
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
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
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
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
17 March 2014 - Duetto
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
Version 2.1 of the LLVM-based Capstone Disassembly Framework is now available.
10 March 2014 - Disassembler
5 March 2014 - PNaCl
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
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
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
LLVM's Clang compiler now has a virtual file-system implementation.
19 February 2014 - Clang - 10 Comments
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
As an interesting turn of events after Richard Stallman called LLVM a "terrible setback" and the discussion that ensued, it turns out that the GCC and LLVM/Clang developers might start to better collaborate under some sort of open-source compiler initiative.
8 February 2014 - GCC + LLVM - 27 Comments
A group of developers remain hard at work on the LLVMLinux project to build the mainline Linux kernel on x86 and ARM with the Clang compiler.
3 February 2014 - Kernel Compilation - 17 Comments
For those users with SPARC64 hardware, LLVM's Clang compiler has received support for this CPU architecture.
2 February 2014 - Self-Hosting - 8 Comments
Phoronix was the first to report widespread on Richard Stallman calling LLVM a "terrible setback" with the innovative and growing compiler infrastructure being put out under a BSD-style license instead of the GPL. Well, a little known fact is that when LLVM was first starting out, Apple tried integrating LLVM changes with GCC but it was rejected by the GCC developers.
25 January 2014 - LLVM GCC - 76 Comments
Samsung is still working towards bringing OpenACC support to GCC. We've seen Samsung developers working on OpenACC for GCC over the past several months -- along with other OpenACC initiatives out of CodeSourcery, etc -- and now there's some new OpenACC GCC Fortran patches.
24 January 2014 - Samsung OpenACC - 3 Comments
In the days since Eric S. Raymond had some choice words about GCC vs. Clang, the bickering and fighting over GCC vs. Clang compilers has continued. Richard M. Stallman has come out this morning on the Free Software Foundation's mailing list with his views to reiterate.
24 January 2014 - RMS Comments - 221 Comments
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