|GCC 4.8 migrates to C++|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Friday, 29 March 2013|
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now fully implemented in C++ following the release of GCC 4.8.0. The new version also adds performance improvements and new tools.
The work on moving to C++ has been going on for some years. The team behind GCC give the following reasons for the switch on the GCC wiki:
Alongside the move to C++, the new version has a new general optimisation level, -Og, that according to the changes log addresses the need for fast compilation and a superior debugging experience while providing a reasonable level of runtime performance.
The memory error detector AddressSanitizer has been added to the new version, along with the ThreadSanitizer tool. This is a data race detector that is based on Valgrind under Linux and Mac, and PIN on Windows.
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|Last Updated ( Friday, 29 March 2013 )|