Clang 3.1 Release Notes
- What's New in Clang 3.1?
- Additional Information
This document contains the release notes for the Clang C/C++/Objective-C frontend, part of the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure, release 3.1. Here we describe the status of Clang in some detail, including major improvements from the previous release and new feature work. For the general LLVM release notes, see the LLVM documentation. All LLVM releases may be downloaded from the LLVM releases web site.
Note that if you are reading this file from a Subversion checkout or the main Clang web page, this document applies to the next release, not the current one. To see the release notes for a specific release, please see the releases page.
What's New in Clang 3.1?
Some of the major new features and improvements to Clang are listed here. Generic improvements to Clang as a whole or two its underlying infrastructure are described first, followed by language-specific sections with improvements to Clang's support for those languages.
C Language Changes in Clang
C11 Feature Support
Clang 3.1 adds support for anonymous structs and anonymous unions, added in
the latest ISO C standard. Use
to enable support for the new language standard. The new C11 features are
backwards-compatible and are available as an extension in all language
All warning and language selection flags which previously accepted
c1x have been updated to accept
c11. The old
c1x forms have been removed.
C++ Language Changes in Clang
C++11 Feature Support
Clang 3.1 supports
most of the language
features added in the latest ISO C++ standard,
-std=gnu++11 to enable support for
these features. In addition to the features supported by Clang 3.0, the
following are now considered to be of production quality:
- Generalized constant expressions
- Lambda expressions
- Generalized initializers
- Unrestricted unions
- User-defined literals
- Forward-declared enumerations
- Atomics (both libc++'s and libstdc++4.7's <atomic> are supported)
Objective-C Language Changes in ClangClang 3.1 introduces several new Objective-C language features and improvements.
Objective-C literals and subscripting
Objective-C now provides additional literal expressions, including numeric, array, and dictionary literals. Additionally, array and dictionary elements can be accesses via the subscripting operator. For more information about the new literals, see the documentation for Objective-C literals and subscripting.
Format string checking for NSString literals
Python Binding ChangesThe following methods have been added:
- SourceLocation.from_position (static)
- SourceLocation.__eq__ and SourceLocation.__ne__
- SourceRange.__eq__ and SourceRange.__ne__
- Diagnostic.category_number (property)
- Diagnostic.category_name (property)
- Diagnostic.option (property)
- Diagnostic.disable_option (property)
- Cursor.from_location (static)
- Cursor.underlying_typedef_type (property)
- Cursor.enum_type (property)
- Cursor.objc_type_encoding (property)
- Type.element_type (property)
- Type.element_count (property)
- Type.__eq__ and Type.__ne__
- File.from_name (static)
- File.__str__ and File.__repr__
A wide variety of additional information is available on the Clang web page. The web page contains versions of the API documentation which are up-to-date with the Subversion version of the source code. You can access versions of these documents specific to this release by going into the "clang/doc/" directory in the Clang tree.
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