[Haskell-cafe] ANN: llvm-0.4.0.1
lennart at augustsson.net
Mon Dec 22 02:39:52 EST 2008
We have now released version 0.4.0.1 of the Haskell LLVM bindings.
(This release that is quite incompatible with the old 0.0.2 release.)
LLVM is a virtual machine and the bindings allow you to generate code
for this virtual machine. This code can then be executed by a JIT
or written to a file for further processing by the LLVM tools.
The LLVM bindings has two layers. You can either use the low level
bindings that is just the same as the C bindings for the LLVM. This
level is quite unsafe as there is very little type checking.
The recommended way is a high level binding (somewhat less complete)
which eliminates many errors by leveraging the Haskell type system.
A simple example, generating code for a function that adds two
numbers and then calling it from Haskell:
cgplus :: CodeGenModule (Function (Int32 -> Int32 -> IO Int32))
createFunction InternalLinkage $ \ x y -> do
r <- add x y
main = do
ioplus <- simpleFunction cgplus
let plus = unsafePurify ioplus
print $ plus 20 22
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