Compiler News Archives
Ruby Compiled With Clang Is Noticeably Faster Than GCC

While in our benchmark runs the performance of generated binaries between GCC and LLVM's Clang C/C++ compilers are generally quite close, there are exceptions. When it comes to real-world usage of Clang, most companies tend to just utilize Clang for now when producing debug builds due to its faster compile times and better diagnostics than GCC, but GCC still ends up getting used for producing release/production builds.

12 December 2014 - Clang'ed Ruby - 14 Comments
Google's Go 1.4 Officially Released

On Wednesday Google officially announced the release of Go 1.4. The Go 1.4 update to the programming language features small language alterations, new OS/processor support, tooling improvements, and other changes.

11 December 2014 - Go 1.4 - Add A Comment
GCC 5 To Boast New x86 Optimizations

GCC 5 already boasts an incredible amount of new compiler features as laid out now over dozens of Phoronix articles, but there's even more abound for this major compiler update due out in 2015.

29 November 2014 - GCC 5.0 - 8 Comments
AMD Richland APU Support Added To Coreboot

While traditionally AMD CPU/APUs and their chipsets are generally better supported by Coreboot than Intel hardware, only today is there AMD "Richland" APU support coming to Coreboot along with support for one new Lenovo laptop.

27 November 2014 - Richland - 6 Comments
AMD & PathScale Join OpenACC Group

Up to now the OpenACC parallel programming standard has mostly been perceived as a NVIDIA affair along with backing from the likes of Cray and PGI. Now, however, AMD and PathScale are joining the OpenACC Standards Group so hopefully we'll see greater, multi-vendor adoption of it going forward.

17 November 2014 - OpenACC - Add A Comment
Facebook Announces The Hack Transpiler

Facebook today announced the Hack Transpiler as a tool to encourage the growth of their Hack programming language by allowing Hack code-bases to be converted back into legitimate PHP5 for use on platforms where Facebook's HHVM isn't available.

11 November 2014 - h2tp - 2 Comments
GCC 5 Is Compiling Faster, But Still Falls Short Of Clang

On Saturday I posted some LLVM Clang vs. GCC benchmark results of the packages found in Fedora 21 on an Intel Xeon system, but how does the performance compare if building the latest snapshot of GCC 5? Fortunately, I have some interesting GCC 5.0 benchmarks to make this Sunday morning interesting for compiler fans.

9 November 2014 - GCC 5 - 68 Comments
OpenMandriva Lx Is Switching To Clang By Default

While OS X has switched to LLVM's Clang as the default C/C++ compiler and FreeBSD and other BSD distributions have followed in switching to Clang instead of GCC due to its more permissive license, OpenMandriva Lx is one of the first notable Linux distributions set to switch to Clang by default with its next release.

8 November 2014 - Clang'ed OpenMandriva - 11 Comments
Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift

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
Facebook's Hack Language Making Progress To Advance PHP

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 - 12 Comments

663 Compiler news articles published on Phoronix.