[FYI] LLVM: function prefix data (a.k.a. tables-next-to-code) committed

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 21:51:10 UTC 2013

yup! its exciting.

we were talking about this a bit earlier today on #haskell-llvm, and it
sounds doable.
There were some concerns that folks had, but hopefully we can give the llvm
devs feedback about this before its finalized in LLVM 3.4 so it doesn't
come with any performance caveats for ghc.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM, Gabor Greif <ggreif at gmail.com> wrote:

> This looks pretty exiting for LLVM IR-generation:
> http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvm-commits/Week-of-Mon-20130909/188042.html
> GHC 7.10 might generate LLVM IR including embedded tables without
> resorting to linker tricks/postprocessing when targeting LLVM 3.4!
> The relevant LLVM bug is http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=14080
> and GHC Trac: http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/4213
> Cheers,
>     Gabor
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