LLVM Weekly - #68, Apr 20th 2015

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Last week was of course EuroLLVM. It was good to put faces to names for a number of you, or to meet people I've only communicated with over twitter. Slides and videos should be forthcoming, but in the meantime you can read the liveblog I maintained for the talks I was able to attend. A big thank you to the organisers and all those who presented.

The highest profile news for some time in the LLVM community is that Microsoft are working on an LLVM-based compiler for .NET CoreCLR. What's more, LLILC (pronounced 'lilac') is open source, and they hope to contribute their LLVM changes upstream.

The Cerberus team are trying to find an answer to the question 'What is C in practice?, and you can help by filling out their survey.

Honza Hubička has posted a fantastic overview of the improvements to link-time and inter-procedural optimisations in GCC5, featuring figures from Firefox builds. It seems like impressive improvements have been made.

Simon Cook has written a blog post about using TableGen outside of LLVM, specifically for things like parameterisable SSH configs. Crazy? Genius? Why not both?

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