Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:26 UTC, submitted by Chris Lattner
General Development The LLVM Project recently released a new version of their compiler, optimizer and code generators. LLVM includes a drop-in GCC-compatible C/C++ and ObjC compiler, mature optimization technology (including cross file/whole program optimization), and a highly optimizing code generator. For people who enjoy hacking on compilers and runtimes, LLVM provides libraries for implementing custom optimizers and code generators including JIT compiler support. This release is the first to provide beta GCC 4.2 compatibility as well as the new "clang" C/ObjC front-end, which provides capabilities to build source-to-source translators and many other tools.
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Performance
by krausest on Sun 30th Sep 2007 09:03 UTC
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2006-01-11

LLVM generates faster code (better optimization)...

I'd say it creates different code. Sometimes it's faster sometimes it's slower (take some language shootout benchmarks and you'll see. llvm is about 20% faster for nbody and almost the same factor slower for spectralnorm on my system)

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