LLVM Weekly - #15, Apr 14th 2014

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News and articles from around the web

Videos are not yet ready, but most slides from last week's EuroLLVM meeting are now up.

ARM have announced the release of version 6 of the ARM compiler, which is now built on LLVM and Clang.

Philip Reames has written an update on his work on late safepoint placement, which is useful for implementing efficient precise garbage collection on LLVM. The bad news is their initial plan did not survive contact with the enemy, though they're hard at work on fixing it and a new update can be expected in good time.

As reported by Phoronix, a number of patches towards the goal of compiling the Linux kernel with clang have been merged by Linus.

The first release candidate of GCC 4.9 has been released. New features in the 4.9 branch are documented here.

Polly had a meeting via phone call, and notes of that meeting are available. The part of most general interest is probably discussion around the potential of merging Polly into the LLVM mainline.

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