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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

GCC 4.9.1 Released, Adds OpenMP 4.0 To Fortran

The first point release to the GCC 4.9 compiler is now available.
16 July 2014 - GNU Compiler - 8 Comments

There's Now Even LLVM Support For Pascal-86

The latest programming language that can leverage using LLVM and its plethora of back-ends is Pascal-86, a language most Phoronix readers have probably never even heard of.
9 July 2014 - Pascal-86 - 5 Comments

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

Intel Is Trying To Support The x32 ABI For LLVM/Clang

While adoption of the Linux x32 ABI hasn't really taken off with most developers and end-users doing just fine with x86_64-compiled software, Intel is trying to get things back on track for supporting x32 by LLVM and Clang.
2 July 2014 - x32 - 41 Comments

The D Language LLVM Compiler Updated With Numerous Changes

LDC that's the LLVM-based D language code compiler has been updated. LDC 0.13.0 was released last week with new features.
30 June 2014 - LDC - 11 Comments

Clang Is Already Working On "Highly Experimental" C++1z Support

With LLVM developers already having lots of C++1y / C++14 support implemented, they have begun working on "highly experimental" support for C++1z -- the next major revision to the C++ programming language anticipated for release in 2017.
23 June 2014 - C++17 - 8 Comments

Trying Link-Time Optimizations On GCC 4.10

This weekend I ran some quick and dirty link-time optimization (LTO) benchmarks from a GCC 4.10 compiler snapshot from earlier this month. Here's the results.
23 June 2014 - GCC 4.10 - 30 Comments

GCC Allowed To Add Offloading Library To Code-Base

The GCC steering committee has ruled on allowing a foreign library for compute offloading into the GNU Compiler Collection.
21 June 2014 - liboffload - 3 Comments

Intel's Compiler Team Is Trying To Land OpenMP In Clang ASAP

Intel developers in Moscow remain hard at work trying to land OpenMP support within LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler as soon as possible.
20 June 2014 - OpenMP LLVM/Clang - 4 Comments

LLVM 3.4.2 Brings Bug-Fixes

The second point release to LLVM 3.4 is now available.
20 June 2014 - LLVM 3.4 - 1 Comment

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

Apple Doesn't Know If Swift Will Be Open-Source Or Cross-Platform

At Apple's recent WWDC event besides announcing a new 3D graphics API, Apple also announced Swift, a new programming. However, Apple developers don't yet know -- or can't admit -- whether Swift will ultimately be open-source or made to be cross-platform.
11 June 2014 - Swift - 53 Comments

GNU Tools Cauldron 2014: GCC/LLVM Collaboration, HSA, Accelerators

This year's GNU Tools Cauldron is taking place next month at the University of Cambridge where some very interesting compiler-related discussions will be taking place.
3 June 2014 - Cauldron - 2 Comments

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

OpenMP Support Might Be Added To LLVM Clang 3.5

We might finally have OpenMP support added to LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler!
25 May 2014 - OpenMP - 69 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

Qt Creator Can Be Compiled In Under 3 Minutes With Clang

One of LLVM's Clang compiler benefits that has long been trumpeted has been about its speedy compiler times in comparison to GCC. The latest results of using Clang with Qt Creator further reinforce the insanely fast compile times.
21 May 2014 - Qt Creator - 13 Comments

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