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Monday, September 7, 2015

LLVM Weekly - #88, Sep 7th 2015

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News and articles from around the web

The biggest news from the past week is of course the release of LLVM and Clang 3.7. See the LLVM release notes and the Clang release notes for more details.

Slides from the 2015 GNU Tools Cauldron are now available online.

Version 1.12 of TCE, the TTA-based co-design environment has been released.

On the mailing lists

LLVM commits

  • The LLVM plugin for the gold linker now supports parallel LTO code generation. r246584.

  • The 'unpredictable' metadata annotation is now supported. This can be used to signal that a branch or switch is unpredictable. r246888.

  • A tool built on libFuzzer to fuzz llvm-as has been added. r246458.

  • The FunctionAttrs pass learned to infer nonnull attributes on returns. r246476.

  • Work on Windows exception handling continues with the addition of the cleanupendpad instruction and the llvm.eh.exceptionpointer intrinsic. r246751, r246752.

Clang commits

  • Basic support for the WebAssembly target landed in Clang. Basic codegen is supported, but not yet assembling or linking. r246814.

  • Clang will now warn when you reference object members from a handler of a constructor/destructor function-try-block. r246548.

  • Clang learnt the __builtin_unpredictable builtin, which will generate the newly added unpredictable metadata. r246699.

Other project commits

  • The new ELF lld linker gained basic archive file support. r246886.

  • Language plugins in LLDB can now provide data formatters. r246568.