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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RE[4]: An interesting project
by saxiyn on Mon 1st Oct 2007 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: An interesting project"
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"I believe that allowing proprietary compiler backends can allow hardware firms to produce new chips with a smaller investment."

I think the cost of writing compiler backends would be insignificant compared to the cost of developing new chips. Do you have reasons to believe the contrary?

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