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Quick Test: PHP 5.6 Against Facebook's HHVM

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
LLVM 3.5 RC4 Released

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
AMD Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0)

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
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 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

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