[PATCH] [DOC] Mapping High-Level Language Constructs to LLVM IR

David Blaikie dblaikie at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 11:57:15 PST 2013

Would it be helpful to find more incremental forms of this documentation so
we could make it 'live' (linked from places, indexed, etc) and improve it
from there - rather than having an incomplete/unusable (I get the
impression it's unusable in its current state - is that correct?) document?

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Mikael Lyngvig <mikael at lyngvig.org> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I am a bit short on time for the time being so I thought it would be
> better to move the quite incomplete mapping document into the LLVM docs
> folder so that others are more likely to join in the fun of documenting
> every detail of LLVM IR from the opposite direction of what the existing
> documentation does (the existing documentation is very developer-centric
> whereas the Mapping document is very user-centric).  Also, I had expected
> many more to join in than actually did join in so I figure it is better to
> store the document with the rest of the LLVM documentation.
> I am by no means done working on this document, I just want to make it
> easier for others to contribute.  And I'd like to encourage everybody to
> add their tips, tricks, observations, experiences, and so forth so that we
> get a gigantic document that will help all newbies a lot.
> The end goal is to eliminate any and all TODO's in the document as well as
> the first chapter of to-do items.  I must also confess that we are reaching
> the limits of what I currently know about compilers and LLVM IR.  I figure
> somebody with actual hands-on experience of how to implement exception
> handing using the Itanium ABI can document this in a matter of hours where
> it would take me weeks because I'd have to learn it all from scratch,
> experiment with it, and then finally document my findings.
> -- Mikael
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