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As a continuation to yesterday's brief GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0) comparison with the AMD A10 A-Series "Kaveri" APU, here's some benchmarks when using the GCC 4.10 development snapshot and trying a variety of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS to see the current impact on their performance for a variety of Linux benchmarks.
16 August 2014 - CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS - 21 Comments
There's been a lot of AMD APU tests this week on Phoronix with having the newest Kaveri APUs. Our latest APU adventure is seeing how well the GCC performance compares between GCC 4.9 and GCC 4.10, what's expected to become GCC 5.0.
15 August 2014 - GCC 4.9 vs. 4.10 - 14 Comments
McSema has been officially open-sourced as an advanced program for translating x86 machine code into LLVM bitcode.
11 August 2014 - McSema - 7 Comments
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
Linus Torvalds' latest tirade is over the GCC 4.9 code compiler.
26 July 2014 - Bad Code Generation - 80 Comments
Last week in Cambridge (UK) was the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 conference where a number of interesting GCC-related talks took place, including greater collaboration between the GCC and LLVM/Clang compiler crews.
26 July 2014 - Cauldron
The GNU Compiler Collection has been awarded with ACM's 2014 Programming Languages Software Award.
26 July 2014 - ACM 2014
GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015.
21 July 2014 - GCC 5.0 - 18 Comments
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
Released the middle of last month was Google's Go 1.3 programming language. Updated Go 1.3 code is now landing within the GNU Compiler Collection.
19 July 2014 - Go 1.3
The LLVM Foundation has announced the annual LLVM Developers' Meeting that occurs every year in Q3~Q4 in California.
17 July 2014 - LLVM 2014
17 July 2014 - Fourth Tier LLVM
The first point release to the GCC 4.9 compiler is now available.
16 July 2014 - GNU Compiler - 8 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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