The project behind LLVM, the compiler framework that powers the Clang C/C++ compiler, and the compilers for languages such as Rust and Swift, has officially released LLVM 8.

This latest release moves WebAssembly code generation out of LLVM’s experimental status and enables it by default. Compilers have already been provisionally using LLVM’s WebAssembly code generation tools; Rust, for instance, can compile to WebAssembly, although deploying it to run takes some extra fiddling.

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