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GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project

Aside from the experimental "Coconut" as a Python JIT compiler using GCC's new Just-In Time capabilities, the libgccjit.so shared library isn't yet depended upon in the real-world but the JIT compilation abilities are being built upon for hopeful incorporation into the GNU Compiler Collection.

28 July 2014 - GCC JIT - Add A Comment
LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date

We've known for a while that LLVM 3.5 has been under plans for a release in August now with just being days away from the start of the month, we have a better idea for the release schedule.

21 July 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 1 Comment
WebKit's FTL JavaScript Engine Shows Off Potential For LLVM

Earlier this year we wrote about Apple working on an LLVM-based JIT compiler for WebKit. This new JIT engine, called "Fourth Tier LLVM" (FTL), is enabled within the latest open-source code for this browser rendering engine and is faster than WebKit's earlier JavaScript implementations.

17 July 2014 - Fourth Tier LLVM - Add A Comment
LLVM's Clang Is Working Better For Building Windows Programs

While LLVM's Clang compiler is predominantly used on Linux, OS X, and BSD systems, the Microsoft Windows support has been a focus over the past several months and is reaching an improved state for building native Windows programs with Visual C++ compatibility.

8 July 2014 - Visual C++ - 7 Comments
GCC 4.10 Performance: Not Much To See Yet

GCC 4.9 was released at the end of April so this weekend I ran some fresh compiler benchmarks of the latest GCC 4.10 compiler snapshot to see if there's been any performance improvements thus far in the 4.10 development cycle, although GCC 4.10 will not be released until 2015.

15 June 2014 - GCC 4.10 - 6 Comments
GCC 4.7.4 Released

The GNU community has released GCC 4.7.4 as the last planned point release to the GCC 4.7 compiler.

13 June 2014 - GCC 4.7.4 - Add A Comment
PathScale Is Hiring To Work On Open-Source AMD Drivers

PathScale, the company behind the EKOPath compiler and other compiler technologies for both CPUs and GPGPU solutions, is looking to hire one or two kernel developers to work on improving the open-source AMD Linux graphics drivers... Particularly, to improve the GPGPU/OpenCL compute support in the driver, improve the Hawaii GPU and APU support, and potential optimizations for GPUs with 4GB+ of video memory.

29 May 2014 - PathScale - 12 Comments
The LLVM 64-bit ARM64/AArch64 Back-Ends Have Merged

Back in March Apple open-sourced their ARM 64-bit LLVM back-end (dubbed ARM64) many months after other ARM vendors had already developed a competing 64-bit ARM back-end (dubbed "AArch64" as ARM's official name for architecture). Since Apple opened up their back-end, Apple and outside LLVM developers have been working to converge the competing 64-bit ARM back-ends into a single 64-bit ARM target. That work is now complete.

24 May 2014 - ARM64 - 1 Comment
GCC 4.8.3 Compiler Released

For those that haven't already moved over to the recently released GCC 4.9, the third point release to the GNU Compiler Collection 4.8 series has finally surfaced.

22 May 2014 - GCC 4.8.3 - 5 Comments
LLVM 3.4.2 Is Now Ready For Testing

Those having a stake in the LLVM compiler infrastructure are now encouraged to test the LLVM 3.4.2 release candidate ahead of its official release in the days ahead.

16 May 2014 - LLVM 3.4 - Add A Comment

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