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Apple unveiled the Swift programming language at this year's WWDC event but sadly it's still not clear whether Apple will "open up" the language to let it appear on non-Apple platforms. Swift is built atop LLVM and designed to be Apple's successor to Objective-C in many regards while suppoorting C/Obj-C/Obj-C++ all within a single program. With non-Apple folks being interested in the language, it didn't take long before an open-source project started up around it.
21 October 2014 - Swift Language - 23 Comments
Earlier this year Facebook launched the Hack language powered by their HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and being based off PHP. Good progress is being made on enhancing the language with interest in the project continuing to grow inside and outside of Facebook.
21 October 2014 - Hack - 10 Comments
Another feature for the upcoming LLVM 3.6 release are bindings for Google's Go programming language.
20 October 2014 - Go Bindings - 2 Comments
It looks like LLVM's Clang compiler will be defaulting to using the GNU's C11 standard for its next release.
20 October 2014 - GNU11 - 1 Comment
HOPE is the latest Python compiler out there focused to deliver great speed. The HOPE JIT compiler is said to combine the ease of Python with the speed of C++.
17 October 2014 - Fast Python - 121 Comments
A new start-up is attempting to speed up PostgreSQL database performance by leveraging the LLVM compiler infrastructure.
17 October 2014 - Postgres - 3 Comments
For the past year Code Sourcery / Mentor Graphics has been working with NVIDIA to bring OpenACC 2.0 support to GCC and to allow for this heterogeneous parallel programming API to be taken advantage of with NVIDIA GPUs from GCC. This work is closer to finally being realized for allowing OpenACC programs to be compiled with GCC and target NVIDIA GPUs on Linux.
15 October 2014 - libgomp - 1 Comment
Some weeks ago on Twitter a follower had mentioned a rumor that Apple was forcing its compiler developers to focus less on general LLVM work and to basically spend their time on Apple's new Swift project. While there's been a general slowdown of direct Apple contributions to LLVM, there's the latest sign today they might be divesting their interest somewhat in direct management of this open-source compiler infrastructure.
14 October 2014 - LLVM/Clang - 28 Comments
This year at Microsoft's Build Developer Conference a .NET Foundation was announced to steward the "open-source technologies for .NET" While many open-source fans aren't too enthusiastic about .NET in any capacity, the .NET Foundation is beginning to move forward.
14 October 2014 - .NET Foundation - 39 Comments
Since last year there's been an initiative for an embeddable GCC JIT compiler and ambitions to mainline the JIT support with LLVM long having been promoted for its Just-In-Time compilation abilities. Now with new patches, GCC JIT is a step closer to being mainlined.
14 October 2014 - GCC JIT
Undertaker is a project centered around static code analysis for code with C preprocessor directives. Undertaker is based on the VAMOS and CADOS research projects and is able to analyze the preprocessor directives of the Linux kernel.
14 October 2014 - Undertaker
The LLVM compiler infrastructure and Clang C/C++ language front-end now have support for the ARM Cortex-A17.
13 October 2014 - Cortex-A17
StarPU is described as a unified run-time system for heterogeneous multi-core architectures that is a task programming library with support for CPUs and GPUs. StarPU tries to be more effective than OpenMP, OpenACC, and the many other multi-threaded/multi-device programming interfaces.
11 October 2014 - StarPU - 2 Comments
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) might finally be switching over its default C standard from the C89-derived GNU89 to the much more modern ISO C11-based GNU11.
7 October 2014 - C89 To C11 - 28 Comments
For those into compilers, bytecodes, and low-level programming or just wanting to know why Facebook's HHVM project tends to be so much faster for PHP than PHP itself, here's a great article.
7 October 2014 - HipHop Virtual Machine - 1 Comment
The first release candidate is out for the upcoming Capstone 3.0 disassembly framework.
6 October 2014 - Capstone 3.0 RC1
While GCC's diagnostics capabilities have improved in the late GCC 4.x releases along with bug-fixes, there's a call for help to further improve the important open-source compiler.
6 October 2014 - GCC 5 - 7 Comments
While GCC 4.9 features OpenMP 4.0 support, it doesn't feature the OpenMP offloading support, but that should be coming soon to mainline GCC.
30 September 2014 - OpenMP Offload
The latest open-source project devising an LLVM back-end is a Common Lisp implementation.
29 September 2014 - Clasp - 6 Comments
Version 2.4 of the PyPy Python interpreter and JIT compiler has been released.
22 September 2014 - Python - 5 Comments
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