Compiler News Archives
LLVM 4.0 Released

Hans Wennborg has announced the release of LLVM 4.0 and connected sub-projects like Clang 4.0. LLVM/Clang 4.0 is a big update to this open-source compiler infrastructure stack and also marks the change to their new versioning scheme.

13 March 2017 - LLVM 4.0 - 4 Comments
Facebook Brings HHVM To ARM 64-bit

It looks like Facebook could be exploring more from ARM servers in their data centers as they have now brought their HHVM PHP implementation to AArch64.

9 March 2017 - Facebook ARMing? - 9 Comments
Zapcc 1.0 Compiler Announced

Several times in the past we have covered Zapcc as an LLVM Clang based compiler focused on very fast compilation speeds. Zapcc 1.0 has been released today.

6 March 2017 - Zapcc 1.0 - 30 Comments
A WebAssembly Back-End For The GNU Toolchain

The WebAssembly efforts so far have been centered around making use of the LLVM compiler infrastructure, but now there are patches for providing partial WASM support atop the GNU toolchain.

5 March 2017 - Partial Support - 6 Comments
LLVM 4.0 Release Candidate 3

LLVM 4.0 remains running behind schedule but the third release candidate is now available for testing with hopes of shipping this updated compiler stack in the next week or so.

3 March 2017 - LLVM 4.0 RC3 - Add A Comment
WebAssembly Ends Browser Preview With Initial API & Binary Format

The WebAssembly project that's the cross-browser effort for low-level programming for in-browser client-side execution has reached a major milestone today. WASM can allow compiling C/C++ among other languages down into code supported by Firefox, Chrome, WebKit, and Edge.

28 February 2017 - WebAssembly - 24 Comments
The New Features Of LLVM 4.0 & Clang 4.0

LLVM/Clang 4.0 are running a few days behind schedule but should be released in the very near future. With that said, here's our usual look at the new features of this next compiler infrastructure and C/C++ compiler front-end updates.

26 February 2017 - LLVM Clang 4.0 - Add A Comment
GCC 7 To Have Better Test Coverage, Unit Testing

Red Hat developer David Malcolm has shared the work he's been doing on improving the GCC compiler's internal testing to ensure the GNU Compiler Collection is working as anticipated and is generating correct code.

14 February 2017 - GNU Compiler Collection - Add A Comment
LLVM 4.0 RC2 Steps Up

The second release candidate to the forthcoming LLVM 4.0 compiler stack and Clang 4.0 C/C++ compiler front-end are now available.

10 February 2017 - LLVM 4.0 RC2 - Add A Comment
GCC 7.0 Lands The BRIG Frontend For AMD's HSA

GCC 7 moved on to only bug/documentation fixes but an exception was granted to allow the BRIG front-end to land for AMD's HSA support in this year's GNU Compiler Collection update. As of this morning, the BRIG front-end has merged.

24 January 2017 - BRIG Front-End - 5 Comments
LLVM 4.0 Release Candidate 1

Hans Wennborg of Google, serving as the LLVM release manager, has announced the tagging of the first release candidate of the forthcoming LLVM 4.0.

18 January 2017 - LLVM 4.0 - 6 Comments
Google Developers Experiment With Plumbing Dartlang Into LLVM

It's been a while since last hearing much excitement around Google's Dart programming language that's an alternative to JavaScript. This ECMA-approved language is now being used with IoT devices, can still be source-to-source compiled for JavaScript, and the latest is that the Google developers have been experimenting with wiring it into LLVM.

17 January 2017 - Dart LLVM - 9 Comments

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