Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 19:10 UTC, submitted by tyrione
General Development LLVM 2.8 has been released. The release notes describe this new, ehm, release in greater detail, so head on over and give it a read.
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Impressive progress
by tux68 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 20:01 UTC
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2006-10-24

The progress and success of the LLVM project is just plain impressive. Who knew there was so much room left for innovation in compilation? One thing that's a bit disappointing with this release though is the lack of love the LLVM Machine Code subsystem is getting for ELF. Maybe a Linux developer will come along to mirror all that goodness Darwin (Mach-O?) users are getting now. Jealous.

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RE: Impressive progress
by jack_perry on Thu 7th Oct 2010 20:09 in reply to "Impressive progress"
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2005-07-06

I'd just like to say that I wish people would stop using the word "love" when they mean "attention".

I know they won't, but I had to say it anyway. Go ahead & vote me down; I feel much better now. :-)

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RE[2]: Impressive progress
by Lobotomik on Tue 12th Oct 2010 00:30 in reply to "RE: Impressive progress"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Well, they don't say "uber" any more, and "SKU" seems to be on the way out. This one, as all cliches do, will also come to pass.

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RE: Impressive progress
by leafy7382 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 02:57 in reply to "Impressive progress"
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2010-10-08

The ELF work is now in HEAD, would probably mature enough to go into 2.9 release.

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RE: Impressive progress
by Timmmm on Mon 11th Oct 2010 21:46 in reply to "Impressive progress"
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2006-07-25

The progress and success of the LLVM project is just plain impressive. Who knew there was so much room left for innovation in compilation?


Well, anyone who has used autotools, gdb, or libtool!

I agree though, their rapid progress is impressive. As is the way they have properly modularised everything correctly to allow code re-use.

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