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An AVR Backend To LLVM Is Working Towards Being Mainlined

Earlier this month was an inquiry to upstream LLVM developers about including an Atmel AVR back-end in the mainline repository, which up to now has been developed out of tree. LLVM developers are now discussing this back-end and it's looking like it may be added once reviewed.

30 September 2015 - LLVM AVR - Add A Comment
Yeppp: A High-Performance Math Library

Yeppp! is a very fast vector math library that works with a variety of programming languages, designed to work on a vast array of hardware across multiple architectures, and with that is designed to be super fast.

17 September 2015 - Yeppp - 10 Comments
LLVM 3.7 Is Very Close To Release

LLVM 3.7 is very close to being released and the third/final release candidate has now been tagged. LLVM 3.7-RC3 will be promoted to being the final release build should nothing critical arise in the days ahead.

22 August 2015 - LLVM 3.7 - Add A Comment
GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git

Development of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is currently centered around a Subversion (SVN) repository while there is a Git mirror that can be cloned from. However, in acknowledging today's advantages of Git and it being the dominant version control system by open-source projects, they're looking at moving to Git.

20 August 2015 - GCC Git - 2 Comments
LLVM Becomes A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

Last year Apple spun off LLVM into its own foundation so this leading open-source compiler stack can be treated as its own entity. Today the project announced they've been granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status by the US IRS.

20 August 2015 - LLVM Non-Profit - 10 Comments
GCC's JIT Library Is Still Working Out Speed Improvements

Present in GCC 5.x is libgccjit, an embeddable Just-In-Time compiler for the GNU Compiler Collection. While it's still largely experimental and I haven't heard of any projects really utilizing it in a production setting yet, more performance improvements are ahead.

6 August 2015 - libgccjit - Add A Comment

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