What would be required to make a LLVM backend for GHC

Alex Mason axman6 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 23:08:55 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I've been talking to one of the LLVM developers, who's working on an  
operating system called AuroraUX, which, among other things, is trying  
to use LLVM as much as possible in the system (using clang as the  
default compiler, compiler-rt [libgcc replacement from the LLVM team],  

He would like to know exactly what would need to be implemented in  
LLVM to allow ghc to be ported to LLVM, and he would do his best to  
get these features implemented. I know the LLVM guys are quite open to  
suggestions, and want to get people using it as much as possible, so  
if we can let them know what we need, hopefully they can help make  
life easier for us.

Alex Mason

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