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

Mikael Lyngvig mikael at lyngvig.org
Tue Dec 17 12:36:08 PST 2013

I agree it is not suited for publication.  I'll be happy to spend some
hours trying to make it ready to go live.  But I cannot document most of
the things in such a short time.  What I can do is to move the to-do's to
an appendix at the end of the document and try to clean up the existing
things.  I'd hate to loose the to-do list as it is a very important
indication of what direction the document is heading - and also a great way
to ensure that all the great suggestions that people have made actually
make it into the final document.

I am open to any and all suggestions as to how to do this, though.

-- Mikael

2013/12/17 David Blaikie <dblaikie at gmail.com>

> 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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