GCC's JIT Compiler Support Moves A Step Closer To Mainline
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 1 November 2014 at 08:40 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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Red Hat's David Malcolm remains committed to landing his just-in-time (JIT) compiler support for GCC.

For the past year Malcom has been working on GCC support as an embeddable JIT compiler that boasts various capabilities and potential along the likes of LLVM. The code is in the process of being mainlined and as of this week the third revision of the GCC JIT patches were published.

GCC JIT v3 incorporates various feedback from other GCC developers up to this point in getting the code in a state that's good for mainline. The updated code can be found via gcc-patches.

Hopefully GCC JIT will receive permission to be mainlined in time for GCC 5, which is already shaping up to be a very feature rich release with a ton of new functionality. GCC 5 will be released in 2015.
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