Monday, October 05, 2009

Snow Leopard Technology

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review - Ars Technica

There's some good stuff in this article - 64 bit, LLVM, Clang, concurrency, GCD, etc.

Here's a quote I can relate to.
"The prospect of an automated way to discover bugs that may have existed for years in the depths of a huge codebase is almost pornographic to developers—platform owners in particular."

1 comment:

Dean said...

LLVM is certainly an item to watch in the future. Unfortunately the speed increases of what ars claims to between 5-25% compared to GCC 4.2 are not yet reality. We recently benched real world applications and actually found that in a majority of resulting binaries are actually slower.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=apple_llvm_gcc&num=1

Still it does look very promising.