[M3devel] cm3 llvm backend?

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Mon Jun 27 22:29:08 CEST 2016

On Mon, 27 Jun 2016, Rodney M. Bates wrote:

> And no, the names and operator spellings are not close to adequate
> to clue you in.  They have gone to every length possible to use
> every clever new C++ "feature" that comes out in the latest
> C++-<n> standard, which always just increases the complexity
> of the search to a declaration.  So I don't fancy doing any of
> this.  (BTW, <n>=17 in recent discussions.)

A teacher of mine called this behavior "version junkie".

> Actually, keeping their bitcode stable across llvm releases is
> one place they do talk about compatibility.  But m3llvm uses calls
> to llvm APIs to construct llvm IR as in-memory data, then another
> call to get llvm to convert it to bitcode.  So bitcode's stability
> is irrelevant to us.  I once thought about producing llvm bitcode
> directly, but that seems like a pretty big job.  It would, however,
> obviate creating most of those wretched bindings.

An alternative would be to create .ll text files. But its format changes, 

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