ACCU: Wednesday, December 12 - Chandler Carruth, "Clang & LLVM: C++ Compilers Still Matter"

Ali Çehreli acehreli at
Sun Dec 9 22:11:02 PST 2012

I thought that this is not completely off-topic as Clang appears a lot 
on D forums. This talk is in Mountain View, CA.


When:      Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Topic:     Clang & LLVM: C++ Compilers Still Matter
Speaker:   Chandler Carruth
Time:      6:30pm doors open
            7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
            VCAFE building
            350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
            Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard between 
Symantec buildings <>
Cost:      Free

Compilers are among programmers' old-hat tools. We use them day-in, and 
day-out, but often we don't pay them very much attention. They take our 
source code, turn it into (hopefully efficient) executables and 
libraries, and, for most programmers, that is where the relationship 
ends. But all of that is changing. Today, programmers need rich and 
powerful tools to deal with the complexities and challenges of the 
modern C++ programming language and its ever larger and faster-growing 
code bases.

I'm going to introduce you to a compiler which is changing the way 
people think about compilers: Clang. What is Clang? What makes it 
different from all the other C++ compilers out there? Why does it 
matter? What can you do with Clang? What will you be able to do because 
of Clang in the next year, the next lustrum, and the next decade? I'll 
dive into all of these questions and more. At the end of this talk, you 
will be familiar with Clang, you will want to use it the next time you 
write C++ code, and hopefully you will think about C++, both language 
and codebases, with a fundamentally different perspective.

Chandler Carruth leads the LLVM and Clang teams at Google, building 
better compilers, diagnostics, tools, and more. Previously, he worked on 
several pieces of Google's distributed build system. He makes guest 
appearances helping to maintain a few core C++ libraries across Google's 
codebase, and is active in the LLVM and Clang open source communities. 
He received his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Wake Forest 
University, but disavows all knowledge of the contents of his Master's 
thesis. He is regularly found drinking Cherry Coke Zero in the daytime 
and pontificating over a single malt scotch in the evening.

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.

---- Upcoming ACCU talks -----

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Jon Kalb
C++ Exception Safety


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