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Download of the day: GNU GCC version 7.1

GNU GCC is a free and open source Compiler Collection (CC) by the GNU project. It includes various programming languages. GCC works on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS, and Unix-like systems. It can compile code for Android and iOS too. The GNU GCC version 7.1 has been released.

What’s new in GCC v7.1?

From the mailing list

GCC 7.1 is a major release containing substantial new
functionality not available in GCC 6.x or previous GCC releases.

The C++ frontend now has experimental support for all of the current C++17
draft, with the -std=c++1z and -std=gnu++1z options, and the libstdc++
library has most of the C++17 draft library features implemented too.

This releases features various improvements in the emitted diagnostics,
including improved locations, location ranges, suggestions for misspelled
identifiers, option names, fix-it hints and various new warnings
have been added.

The optimizers have been improved, with improvements appearing in all of
intra- and inter-procedural optimizations, link time optimizations and
various target backends, including, but not limited to, additions of store
merging pass, code hoisting optimization, loop splitting, and
shrink wrapping improvements.

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