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Compiler News Archives

Eric S. Raymond Calls Out The FSF/GCC On Clang

Eric S. Raymond has made some very interesting -- and what surely will be considered very controversial remarks -- about the Free Software Foundation's views on the GCC compiler and its lack of acceptance towards (potentially non-free) compiler plug-ins in a time of LLVM's Clang existence and ongoing acceptance.
21 January 2014 - ESR Comments On Clang - 54 Comments

LLVM Point Releases Look Like They Will Finally Happen

It looks like there's finally going to be stable point releases of the LLVM compiler infrastructure for pushing out bug-fixes quicker, whether you're using the Clang C/C++ compiler or depending upon LLVM for your GPU driver compiler back-end.
20 January 2014 - LLVM Stable Series

Capstone 2.0 RC1 Disassembly Framework Arrives

Last month on Phoronix I wrote about libbeauty as an open-source decompiler and in the past for similar decompile purposes there's been Dagger. Along the same theme, another LLVM tool that's now almost up to version 2.0 is Capstone.
20 January 2014 - LLVM-Based

LLVM Clang vs. GCC Compilers For AMD's Steamroller

Besides the interesting but disappointing AMD Kaveri Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux driver benchmarks published this morning, here's some more AMD A10-7850K "Kaveri" benchmarks for your Sunday viewing pleasure.
19 January 2014 - A10-7850K Kaveri - 10 Comments

Daily LLVM Clang Packages Come For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

There's now daily LLVM and Clang compiler packages for Ubuntu 14.04 Linux.
17 January 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 Clang'ing - 1 Comment

Intel Working On 16-bit x86 Support For LLVM

While we have advanced well beyond the Intel 8086 in the processor world, an Intel open-source technology center developer is currently working on 16-bit x86 support for the LLVM compiler infrastructure.
15 January 2014 - 16-bit x86 - 13 Comments

LLVM Clang Works On Profile-Guided Optimizations

Profile-Guided Optimization (PGO) support is landing within LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler in catching up to feature parity with GCC and their never-ending effort to improve performance of compiled binaries.
14 January 2014 - Clang PGO

Duetto C++ JavaScript Compiler Gets Better

Duetto, the project similar in nature to EmScripten for compiling C/C++ to JavaScript for web use, has seen a new release.
11 January 2014 - Duetto C++

LLVM 3.4 Compiler Officially Released With Many Features

It's nearly one month late but the LLVM 3.4 compiler infrastructure is now available with the updated Clang C/C++ compiler front-end, the usual LLVM sub-projects, and also some new compiler tools.
6 January 2014 - LLVM Clang 3.4 - 3 Comments

LLVM Is At Nearly 2.5 Million Lines Of Code

The LLVM compiler infrastructure made immense progress in 2013 and saw lots of adoption in new areas, improvements to many of the back-ends, and various other new features. Here's a look at LLVM's accomplishments in 2013.
26 December 2013 - LLVM 2013 - 9 Comments

Why Sony Is Using LLVM/Clang On The PlayStation 4

Sony is using LLVM/Clang as its CPU compiler as part of the development kit for targeting the PlayStation 4. Here's some more information on their reasoning for doing so and other details.
24 December 2013 - PlayStation 4 LLVM - 50 Comments

Libbeauty: Another Reverse-Engineering Tool

Libbeauty is another open-source decompiler and reverse-engineering tool.
24 December 2013 - libbeauty - 12 Comments

LLVM 3.4 Isn't Out Yet, But It Will Be Exciting

LLVM 3.4 was scheduled to be released today, 23 December, but that didn't seem to happen yet. However, all indications are that the release is still imminent and when it does happen it will officially land many exciting features for LLVM and its Clang C/C++ compiler front-end.
23 December 2013 - LLVM 3.4 Features - 2 Comments

ARM Still Working On ARMv7VE Support For GCC

ARM developers are preparing to finally land support for ARMv7VE inside the GCC compiler.
21 December 2013 - ARMv7VE Compiler - 2 Comments

Intel Broadwell Support Comes To GCC Compiler

An Intel engineer has published a patch-set providing a new GCC compiler architecture target for Intel's upcoming Broadwell CPUs.
19 December 2013 - Intel BDW Compiler

GCC Compiler Receives ARM big.LITTLE Tuning Support

Patches have been published that allow the GNU Compiler Collection to tune generated binaries for ARM big.LITTLE systems.
17 December 2013 - GCC big.LITTLE - 1 Comment

Intel Cilk Spawn, Sync Merged For The GCC Compiler

The latest Cilk support to land in GCC from the Intel compiler developers for this multi-threaded parallel programming extension are support for the _Cilk_spawn and _Cilk_sync keywords.
12 December 2013 - Cilk MP - 2 Comments

NVIDIA's PTX Back-End For GCC Has Been Published

As part of the work to bring OpenACC 2.0 and NVIDIA GPU support to GCC, a large set of patches were published this morning for adding NVIDIA's PTX back-end to the Free Software Foundation's compiler.
9 December 2013 - NVIDIA PTX - 4 Comments

LLVM Clang OpenMP 4 Support Nears Reality

It's taken far longer than most anyone would have estimated, but it looks like things may finally be getting close for the mainlining of OpenMP within the LLVM Clang compiler. The good news is that Intel developers have already been working on OpenMP 4.0 support for Clang.
9 December 2013 - Clang OMP - 4 Comments

GCC Support Arrives For The ARM Cortex-A12

ARM Holdings has published GCC compiler support today for the Cortex-A12 processor.
9 December 2013 - GCC Cortex-A12

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