[LLVMdev] Linking to native libraries

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Mon Jul 26 21:24:12 PDT 2004

On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, [iso-8859-1] Carlos Pita wrote:

> I want to know if it is possible to link llvm object files with native
> static/shared libraries.

Absolutely, we do this routinely.

> I mean: without using the provided c/c++ frontend to compile first the
> sources of the libraries to llvm and then -everything being llvm-
> linking. For example, I would like to compile XLanguage to llvm and then
> link the resulting object against libXRuntime.so. If this can be done,
> could you give me a clue? Thank you in advance. Regards, Carlos.

Yes, this is no problem.  You can do something like this:

$ llvmgcc X.c -c -o X.bc
$ llc X.bc -o X.s             [or use the C backend at your choice)
$ gcc Y.c -o Y.o -c
$ gcc X.s Y.o -o program
$ ./program



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