[Haskell-cafe] What would be required to make a LLVM backend for GHC

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 23:41:06 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:08 PM, Alex Mason<axman6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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], etc.).
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex Mason

Have you seen the LHC blog posts and the llvm discussion thereof?


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