LLVM Weekly - #191, Aug 28th 2017

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News and articles from around the web

LLVM 5.0.0-rc3 has now been tagged. As Hans Wennborg makes clear, the hope is this will be a true "release candidate" and no additional changes will be needed prior to the final release.

The Flang Fortran front-end to LLVM has been announced. The GitHub repo appeared with little fanfare a few months ago, but this announcement clarifies the current state of the codebase and points to a number of new mailing lists for those wanting to collaborate on the effort.

Emscripten is making progress towards using the upstream LLVM WebAssembly backend by default.

The LLVM Heat Printer utility colours callgraphs or CFGs based on execution frequency.

unformat is a cunning tool which generates an appropriate .clang-format file for a given codebase, based on the conventions that are currently being used.

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