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Clang Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    clang n : a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells" [syn: clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crash] v : make a loud noise; "clanging metal" [syn: clangor]
Clang Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Clang \Clang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clanged; p. pr. & vb. n. Clanging.] [L. clangere; akin to Gr. ? to clash, scream; or perh. to E. clank.] To strike together so as to produce a ringing metallic sound. The fierce Caretes . . . clanged their sounding arms. --Prior.
Clang Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Clang \Clang\, v. i. To give out a clang; to resound. ``Clanging hoofs.'' --Tennyson.
Clang Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Clang \Clang\, n.
  1. A loud, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances when clanged or struck together. The broadsword's deadly clang, As if a thousand anvils rang. --Sir W. Scott.
  2. (Mus.) Quality of tone.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Clang'


Clang (pronounced /ˈklæŋ/ like the English word clang) is a compiler front end for the C, C++, Objective-C and Objective-C++ programming languages. It uses the Low Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) as its back end. Its goal is to offer a replacement to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). Development is sponsored by Apple. Clang is available under a free software licence.

The Clang project includes the Clang front end and the Clang Static Analyzer among others.

Starting in 2005, Apple has made extensive use of LLVM in a number of commercial systems, including the iPhone development kit and Xcode 3.1.

One of the first uses of LLVM was an OpenGL code compiler for Mac OS X that converts OpenGL calls into more fundamental calls for graphics processing units that do not support certain features. This allowed Apple to support the entire OpenGL application programming interface (API) on computers using Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) chipsets, increasing performance on those machines. For sufficiently capable GPUs, the code is compiled to take full advantage of the underlying hardware, but on GMA machines, LLVM compiles the same OpenGL code into subroutines to ensure it continues to work properly.

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  • Postcard from the PNE: Don the goggles and step into the Game of Thrones world
    The door slides shut with a clang and the winch elevator begins its unstoppable ascent up the Wall: the immense icy barrier that guards the Seven Kingdoms. At the top, the elevator jerks to a halt. You emerge onto a battlement and walk to the precipice, snow crunching underfoot. Read more on this news related to 'Clang'
  • Postcards from the PNE: Don the goggles and step into the Game of Thrones world
    The door slides shut with a clang and the winch elevator begins its unstoppable ascent up the Wall: the immense icy barrier that guards the Seven Kingdoms. At the top, the elevator jerks to a halt. You emerge onto a battlement and walk to the precipice, snow crunching underfoot. Read more on this news related to 'Clang'
  • Tampa streetcar will have live, rolling concert Saturday night
    The clang of the trolley will meet the twang of the alt-country favorite Have Gun Will Travel when the band kicks off the Streetcar Live Concert Series today, playing a rolling concert aboard the TECO Line Streetcar in Tampa from 7 to 9 p.m. The streetcar partnered with the Gasparilla Music Festival to bring some of the area's most popular acts … Read more on this news related to 'Clang'

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