The GNU Compiler Collection contains frontends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada as well as libraries for these languages. It is a full-featured ANSI C compiler with support for K&R C as well. GCC provides many levels of source code error checking traditionally provided by other tools (such as lint), produces debugging information, and can perform many different optimizations to the resulting object code.
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Release Notes: C++11 ref-qualifiers were implemented. The C++11
Release Notes: GCC is now implemented in C++. DWARF4 is now the default when generating DWARF debug information (tool support required). A new general optimization level "-Og" was introduced. AddressSanitizer, a fast memory error detector, was added. ThreadSanitizer was added (x86-64 only) for instrumenting instructions to detect data races. C++11 was enhanced with support for the thread_local keyword, for attribute syntax, for the alignment specifier, and for inheriting constructors. Support for AArch64 as well as ARMv8 AArch32 extensions was added. Various other improvements and bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: This major release contains substantial new functionality not available in GCC 4.6.x or previous GCC releases.
Release Notes: This release fixes over 100 reported problems.
Release Notes: This is a bug-fix release containing fixes for regressions and serious bugs, with over 150 bugs fixed since the previous release.