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LLVM Clang's OpenMP 4.x Support Continues Maturing

With LLVM Clang 3.7 came full support for OpenMP 3.1 at long last but with OpenMP 4.5 being the latest spec, Intel and others involved with the Clang OpenMP initiative haven't let up and continue working towards supporting the latest OpenMP 4.x interfaces.

3 March 2016 - Clang OpenMP 4 - Add A Comment
GCC6 Is Bringing More Helpful Warnings For Developers

While Clang has long been talked about as producing better warnings/errors and diagnostics than the GNU Compiler Collection, the GCC developers have been ramping up their error/warning reporting to be more helpful to developers in debugging compile-time issues. GCC 5 had brought a number of improvements on this front while GCC 6 will be even more helpful.

15 February 2016 - GCC6 Warnings - 10 Comments
LLVM Clang 3.8 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With -Ofast

A few days ago I posted a number of LLVM Clang optimization level benchmarks using the latest code for the upcoming Clang 3.8 release. Those tests went from -O0 to -O3 -march=native, but many Phoronix readers wanted -Ofast so here are those results too.

7 February 2016 - LLVM 3.8 At Ofast - 9 Comments
The Portable C Compiler (PCC) Continues To Be Developed In 2016

When it comes to open-source C/C++ compilers, most of the coverage these days is about new features and functionality for GCC and LLVM Clang. However, the Portable C Compiler with its history originally dating back to the 1970s continues to be in-development.

17 January 2016 - PCC In 2016 - 2 Comments

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