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Microsoft's Visual C++ Team Is Improving Clang For Windows

While LLVM's Clang has been supported on Windows for some time and there's been improvements made to the Clang Windows support over the years by various vendors, Microsoft is now working on Clang within Visual Studio.
2 May 2015 - Visual C++ - 26 Comments

OpenMP 4.1 Support Is In The Works For GCC

This month's release of GCC 5 brought OpenMP 4.0 support -- including the initial offloading support -- while GCC developers now are already at work on OpenMP 4.1 support.
29 April 2015 - OpenMP 4.1

DragonEgg Starts Cracking In LLVM

Going back to the earlier days of LLVM has been the DragonEgg plug-in. DragonEgg is a GCC plug-in that implements LLVM's optimizers and code generators within GCC. With Clang becoming suitable for day-to-day use on large production workloads and GCC also improving, the benefits of DragonEgg have greatly diminished.
29 April 2015 - DragonEgg Losing - 1 Comment

GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell

For those craving some more GCC 5 compiler benchmark numbers following last week's release of GCC 5.1, here's some new comparison numbers between GCC 4.9.2 stable and the near-final release candidate of GCC 5.1.
27 April 2015 - GCC 5 Benchmarks - 14 Comments

GCC 5.1 Officially Released

Those behind the GNU Compiler Collection have announced this morning the official release of GCC 5.1, the first major release of GCC 5.
22 April 2015 - GCC 5 - 23 Comments

LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging

From Valve's interest in the LLDB debugger to many other firms also being interested in LLVM's debugger as an alternative to GDB on Linux, LLDB is getting into very usable shape for 64-bit Linux systems.
20 April 2015 - LLDB On Linux x86_64

GCC 5.1 RC2 Arrives, GCC 5.1 Planned For Next Week

One week after the debut of the GCC 5.1 Release Candidate, a second release candidate was made available today in facilitating last-minute testing of the big GCC 5 compiler update.
18 April 2015 - GCC 5.1 - 7 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Pulls In GCC 5 Compiler

While GCC 5 hasn't been officially released yet, DragonFlyBSD has pulled in a near-final revision of the open-source compiler for use by their BSD operating system.
17 April 2015 - GCC 5 DragonFlyBSD

Rust 1.0+ To Focus On Better Windows Support, ARM, & Faster Compile Times

With Rust 1.0 now in beta and v1.0 being in good shape, developers are beginning to form plans for what to add to this Mozilla-sponsored language in the post-1.0 era.
17 April 2015 - Rust Language 1.0+

Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET

Microsoft has today lifted the lid on LLILC, their new LLVM-based compiler for .NET's CoreCLR.
13 April 2015 - LLILC - 30 Comments

An Extensive Look At The Changes Of GCC 5

GCC developer Honza Hubička has written a lengthy blog post about the features coming up for GCC 5, what will be initially released as GCC 5.1 in the next two weeks.
13 April 2015 - GCC 5 Features - 1 Comment

GCC 5.1 Release Candidate Now Available

A short time after branching GCC 5 and initiating GCC 6.0 development, the first GCC 5.1 Release Candidate has surfaced in marking the big GCC 5.
12 April 2015 - GCC 5.1 RC - 17 Comments

GCC 5 Is Branched, GCC 6.0 Enters Development

GCC 5 is expected to be released this month and it's now a step closer to making its debut. Mainline GCC is now also marked for GCC 6.0 development.
12 April 2015 - GCC 6.0

LLVM's LibFuzzer Is Uncovering New Bugs With Fuzzing

LibFuzzer was recently added to LLVM as a library for in-process fuzzing. LibFuzzer combined with other open-source fuzzing capabilities make it easy for uncovering new bugs within LLVM and other projects.
9 April 2015 - LibFuzzer - 6 Comments

GCC 5 Is Coming This Month With OpenMP 4.0, Offloading, Cilk Plus & More

GCC 5 is expected to be formally released later this month and it by far is looking to be the most exciting GNU Compiler Collection update yet! GCC 5 has amassed a ton of exciting open-source compiler features over the past year.
6 April 2015 - GCC 5.0 - 9 Comments

Color_Coded: Bringing LibClang Highlighting To Vim

For users of the vim text editor interested in new syntax highlighting options, meet color_coded.
6 April 2015 - color_coded - 5 Comments

Rust 1.0 Now In Beta

The beta of Rust 1.0 was released ahead of Easter weekend and all libraries/language features planned for the v1.0 milestone have been marked as stable.
3 April 2015 - Rust 1.0 Beta - 7 Comments

Go Language Improvements Coming For Ubuntu 15.04

This month's release of Ubuntu 15.04 will feature some Go language support improvements that are coming about at the last minute in the Ubuntu Vivid archive.
1 April 2015 - Ubuntu Go - 1 Comment

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 - 5 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 - 18 Comments

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