LLVM Weekly - #219, Mar 12th 2018

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LLVM 6.0.0 has been released. "This release is the result of the community's work over the past six months, including: retpoline Spectre variant 2 mitigation, significantly improved CodeView debug info for Windows, GlobalISel by default for AArch64 at -O0, improved scheduling on several x86 micro-architectures, Clang defaults to -std=gnu++14 instead of -std=gnu++98, support for some upcoming C++2a features, improved optimizations, new compiler warnings, many bug fixes, and more."

Clang is now used to build Chrome for Windows, and this LLVM blog post goes in to much more detail.

Version 1.1 of the Pocl implementation of the OpenCL standard has been released. This release features support for LLVM/Clang 6.0 and 5.0, as well as experimental SPIR and SPIR-V support.

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