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GNU Toolchain Update: September 2008

Oct 06, 2008, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Clifton)

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"So here is the report for September 2008, suitably sanitized to remove any internal-only details:

"Whilst there has been very little change in the binutils this month, there has been a lot going on in gcc-land...

"Firstly a new register allocator has been added, with the promise that this will bring a performance boost to all of the ports. (Register allocation is one of the hardest tasks for any compiler, and GCC has had several different allocators during its history)."

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