LLVM Weekly - #115, Mar 14th 2016
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News and articles from around the web
LLVM and Clang 3.8 have now been released. Check out the LLVM and Clang release notes for a run-down of the new features.
It's GDC this week and if you're attending you may be interested that there's an LLVM meetup scheduled for Thursday.
Felix Angell has a detailed blog post introducing generating LLVM IR from Go.
On the mailing lists
Jason Henline has posted a very detailed RFC on creating a new parallel runtime library. StreamExecutor wraps both the CUDA and OpenCL runtimes and is used internally at Google.
Ed Maste has shared an update on linking the FreeBSD base system using LLD. With a few workarounds, the full amd64 FreeBSD system is now buildable.
Vedant Kumar has shared an RFC on removing redundant profile counter updates.
Sean Silva is seeking to formalize the 'revert for more design review policy'. Overall, the comments seem to be positive.
Loop invariant code motion learnt the ability the exploit the fact a memory location is known to be thread-local. r263072.
llvm.experimental.deoptimizeintrinsic has been added. r26328.
A ThinLTOCodeGenerator was added in order to provide a proof-of-concept implementation. r262977.
The Sparc backend gained support for co-processor condition branching and conditional traps. r263044.
Clang gained support for the
New AST matchers were added for addrLabelExpr, atomicExpr, binaryCondtionalOperator, designatedINitExpr, designatedInitExpr, designatorCountIs, hasSyntacticForm, implicitValueINitExpr, labelDecl, opaqueValueExpr, parenListExpr, predefinedExpr, requiresZeroInitialization, and stmtExpr. r263027.