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While PHP 5.6 was just released, Facebook's HHVM remains a competitive, alternative implementation that continues gaining new features and is being ruthlessly optimized by Facebook engineers.
29 August 2014 - Performance - 16 Comments
A fourth release candidate for LLVM 3.5 had to be issued today over running into a pesky issue that needed to be resolved.
28 August 2014 - RC4 - 2 Comments
With this morning's release of PHP 5.6 I ran some quick PHP performance tests.
28 August 2014 - PHP 5.6 - 5 Comments
While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.
26 August 2014 - GCC 5 - 18 Comments
Version 0.3 of the Julia programming language has been released.
23 August 2014 - Julia 0.3 - 11 Comments
With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.
22 August 2014 - LLVMLinux - 17 Comments
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
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