Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:26 UTC, submitted by Chris Lattner
General Development The LLVM Project recently released a new version of their compiler, optimizer and code generators. LLVM includes a drop-in GCC-compatible C/C++ and ObjC compiler, mature optimization technology (including cross file/whole program optimization), and a highly optimizing code generator. For people who enjoy hacking on compilers and runtimes, LLVM provides libraries for implementing custom optimizers and code generators including JIT compiler support. This release is the first to provide beta GCC 4.2 compatibility as well as the new "clang" C/ObjC front-end, which provides capabilities to build source-to-source translators and many other tools.
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Why is it used so little in pratice?
by krausest on Sun 30th Sep 2007 09:10 UTC
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Does anyone have a clue why it is used so litte in practise?
Why doesn't Mono use it as its JIT or some Java or Ruby implementation? Somehow it would seem very natural and clever to use a good optimizing JIT instead of inventing and maintaining your own less optimizing one (this is IMO particularly true for mono). But I don't know any OS project (except PyPy) that uses it and the list on http://www.llvm.org/Users.html isn't too impressive.

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