Compiler News Archives
GCC 4.9 Diagnostics Will Begin Playing With Colors

While GCC 4.8 was released less than two months ago and GCC 4.9 isn't likely to surface until 2014, there's already a new feature to the next major update of the GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.9 introduces support for colored outputs in debugging.

2 May 2013 - GCC 4.9 - 8 Comments
Areas Where LLVM's Clang Still Needs Help

While LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler already has feature complete C++11 support and the developers have already been working on C++14 features, there are some open projects where the GCC alternative is in need of some assistance.

30 April 2013 - LLVM/Clang Help - 1 Comment
FLANG: Proposing An LLVM Fortran Compiler

Unlike GCC, LLVM doesn't have any serious compiler support for the Fortran programming language. Having a Fortran front-end has been discussed before and developers have agreed it would be import and worthwhile, but not much has materialized in this space.

22 April 2013 - FLANG - 1 Comment
LLVM/Clang Already Working On C++1y/C++14

Phoronix was first to report on Friday that LLVM's Clang compiler is now C++11 feature complete. The LLVM developers have today confirmed this information and talked about future C++ support too.

21 April 2013 - LLVM/Clang - 5 Comments
LLVM/Clang 3.3 Should Be Close To Building Linux Kernel

Developing are reaching a point where the mainline LLVM/Clang compiler in an "out of the box" configuration can compile the mainline Linux kernel with only a few patches against the kernel's source tree. This summer's release of LLVM/Clang 3.3 should be a big milestone.

18 April 2013 - Kernel Clang'ing - 8 Comments
Making A Code Compiler Energy-Aware

There's a discussion on the LLVM development mailing list about making the compiler become energy-aware to provide an optimization level that would provide the most power-efficient binaries. However, it isn't clear whether this would make sense over simply trying to assemble the fastest binary.

16 April 2013 - LLVM Energy - 30 Comments

An independent developer has made improvements to the LLVM infrastructure and Clang compiler for supporting the compiling of C++ AMP code into OpenCL code with support for the NVPTX back-end so that this multi-threaded C++ code can be executed on NVIDIA GPUs.

14 April 2013 - C++ AMP - 3 Comments
GCC 4.7.3 Released With 118+ Bug-Fixes

For those using the proven and tested GCC 4.7 compiler series rather than the brand new GCC 4.8, there is now GCC 4.7.3 with over one hundred bug-fixes over the previous release.

11 April 2013 - GCC 4.7.3 - 6 Comments
LLVM/Clang Makes Progress On Building LibreOffice

LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler has been making much progress in recent months on being able to build high-priority open-source/Linux software packages. When using the latest LLVM/Clang compiler, it appears to be in good shape for handling LibreOffice.

9 April 2013 - Clang'ing Compiler - 2 Comments
Is Assembly Still Relevant To Most Linux Software?

Steve McIntyre and the Linaro Enterprise Group recently analyzed Ubuntu and Fedora software packages to see what software was still relying upon hand-written Assembly code. This was done to see how much real Assembly is being used, to see what the code was used for, and whether it was worth porting to 64-bit ARM / AArch64 / ARMv8.

2 April 2013 - Assembly Analysis - 176 Comments
Many Features Proposed For C++14

C++14 is the next update for the C++ programming language. While slated as only a minor extension to C++11, there are several new features being proposed.

28 March 2013 - C++14 - 20 Comments
Intel Core i7 Benchmarks On GCC 4.8.0

With yesterday's release of GCC 4.8.0, here are some new benchmarks. For this first roundabout are comparative benchmarks between GCC 4.7.2 and GCC 4.8.0 for an Intel Core i7 990X "Gulftown" system running Ubuntu Linux.

23 March 2013 - GCC 4.8 Benchmarks - Add A Comment
C++ Doesn't Change The Speed Of GCC

With GCC 4.8 using C++ as its implementation language of the compiler, some have questioned whether the compiler is as fast as when written in C. Here's some benchmarks showing C vs. C++ performance with GCC.

22 March 2013 - GCC C vs. C++ - 26 Comments
C Language Modules For LLVM Still Being Tackled

Last year at the LLVM developers' meeting it was proposed by an Apple engineer the concept of "modules" for C code in LLVM/Clang to replace the common development approach for C/C++ languages of including header files and passing the library to the linker. LLVM modules seek to take a different approach.

20 March 2013 - Dev Meeting - 18 Comments
Compilation Times, Binary Sizes For GCC 4.2 To GCC 4.8

Compiler benchmarks at Phoronix commonly look at the performance of resulting binaries while less of a focus is the compilation time and binary sizes. However, a developer has carried out GCC benchmarks of the compilation times and binary sizes in different scenarios for GCC releases going from GCC 4.2 to the upcoming GCC 4.8.

17 March 2013 - Compilation Times - 17 Comments
Linaro Developers Plan ARM LLVM Improvements

Developers from the member companies involved with Linaro are planning continued improvements to the LLVM compiler infrastructure that will benefit ARM developers and customers. With this ARM LLVM work there should also be Gallium3D LLVMpipe enhancements.

12 March 2013 - ARM LLVM - Add A Comment
AESOP: A New Auto-Parallelizing Compiler

AESOP is a new auto-parallelizing C/C++ compiler for shared memory systems. This new open-source compiler was written at the University of Maryland and is now available to the public.

3 March 2013 - AESOP - 4 Comments
Tilera Publishes TILE-Gx CPU Back-End To LLVM

After already having integrated TILE-Gx support into GCC 4.7, Tilera is now calling for the mainlining of its TILE-Gx back-end into LLVM. The LLVM Tile-Gx back-end is needed for the company's forthcoming many-core processor.

2 March 2013 - TILE-Gx - 4 Comments
GCC 4.8 To Bump Up Speed On NVIDIA's Tegra 3

How's the NVIDIA Tegra 3 performance with its four Cortex-A9 cores performing under the forthcoming GCC 4.8 release? Here's some new benchmarks, similar to the recent compiler testing with the ARM Cortex-A15.

27 February 2013 - Tegra 3 Cardhu - 1 Comment

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