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Clang Now Supports Targeting The NaCl OS

Added to the latest LLVM Clang compiler code is driver support for Google's Native Client SDK.
31 March 2015 - NaCL SDK - 4 Comments

GHC 7.10.1 Brings New Compiler Features

Version 7.10.1 of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) is now available as a major release for this open-source project.
27 March 2015 - GHC 7.10 - 17 Comments

It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL

For those interested in PHP 7, it's now easier to try out the development version of the next-generation PHP on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux based operating systems.
26 March 2015 - PHP 7 RPM - 6 Comments

Is The Open64 Compiler Finally Down For The Count?

It's been over three years since the last major Open64 compiler update and development of Open64 seems more or less over. This open-source compiler with a long history vanished from the web this week and some question whether its website will even return.
20 March 2015 - Open64 Compiler - 3 Comments

GCC 5 Compiler Is Getting Close To Being Released

GCC 5 is almost in shape to be released with the latest status update on this big GNU compiler update showing a significant drop in the number of high-priority bugs.
20 March 2015 - GCC 5 - 1 Comment

More OpenMP Support Has Been Hitting LLVM's Clang

For full OpenMP support in LLVM/Clang that's hoped for Clang 3.7 after some OpenMP pragmas made it in for LLVM Clang 3.6. It looks like the 3.7 release will indeed deliver better OMP support with more functionality having been implemented in recent days.
12 March 2015 - LLVM Clang OpenMP

HHVM 3.6 Brings New Features To PHP/Hack

Facebook developers announced the release today of HHVM 3.6.0, the HipHop Virtual Machine that's at the heart of their Hack programming language and also serving as a popular PHP alternate implementation thanks to its high performance.
11 March 2015 - HHVM 3.6.0

Ravi: An Experimental Derivative Of Lua In LLVM

Ravi is a new open-source project that's an experimental dialect/derivative of Lua using LLVM for JIT compilation.
8 March 2015 - Lua JIT LLVM - 2 Comments

Modularizing GCC Gets Discussed, Again

There's yet another conversation taking place within the GCC camp about modularizing the GNU Compiler Collection.
7 March 2015 - Modular GCC - 16 Comments

SPIR-V In GCC Is Already Being Talked About

Interested individuals are already discussing the prospects of dealing with SPIR-V intermediate representation for the new Vulkan graphics API within the GNU Compiler Collection.
4 March 2015 - SPIR-V GCC - 13 Comments

8cc: A Small C11 Compiler

There is yet another small hobbyist, open-source code compiler to talk about this weekend. Hello 8cc.
1 March 2015 - 8cc Compiler - 16 Comments

LLVM 3.6 Officially Released With Many Compiler Advantages

While running a few days late, LLVM 3.6 was officially released today.
27 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 - 3 Comments

LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support

LLVM 3.6 and Clang 3.6 are due to be released any day now and with this new version of the increasingly-used BSD-licensed compiler infrastructure stack are many improvements and new features to benefit the vast majority of users.
26 February 2015 - LLVM/Clang 3.6 - 13 Comments

Google To Work On Better PGO Support For LLVM

Some of Google's compiler developers will be working on upstream improvements to LLVM for better supporting Profile Guided Optimizations.
26 February 2015 - Profile Guided Optimizations - 3 Comments

Pyston 0.3 Released For High-Performance Python

Version 0.3 of the high-performance Python programming implementation is now available.
24 February 2015 - Pyston 0.3 - 15 Comments

LLVM Clang Compiling The Linux Kernel Is A Big Topic For 2015

It's been talked about for years and is still an ongoing but very active endeavor: building the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC.
21 February 2015 - LLVM Clang Linux Kernel - 17 Comments

Rust 1.0 Alpha 2 Lands All Major API Changes

The second alpha release of the forthcoming Rust 1.0 is now available and it marks the landing of all major API revisions for this programming language's major milestone.
20 February 2015 - Rust 1.0 Alpha 2

Facebook Announces The Hack Specification

Developers at Facebook today announced the initial specification for the Hack programming language.
19 February 2015 - Hack - 4 Comments

HHVM Plans To Integrate LLVM This Year

Coming soon is the HHVM 3.6 release for making PHP even faster and Facebook's Hack derivative even better, but further out into 2015 are even more exciting improvements.
17 February 2015 - HHVM Plans

LLVM 3.6 Release Candidate 3

The third release candidate of LLVM 3.6 is available for some Friday the 13th testing.
13 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 RC3

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