[LLVMdev] Using LLVM to target the JVM

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Tue Mar 1 11:08:12 PST 2005

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Curt Cox wrote:
> The reasons I'm interested in are compiling legacy Fortran/C code to Java
> bytecode are:
> 1) to run the same binaries on all platforms with a supported JVM
> 2) to run in environments with security restrictions (AKA sandboxes)
> I care about performance.  A major reason that I'm attracted to LLVM is that
> it would seem to have a better upper limit for attainable performance.  My
> primary interests in a LLVM interpreter comes from its potential educational
> value to me.  If I could write a working interpreter, then hopefully, that
> would mean that I understood the LLVM bytecodes.  Perhaps an interpreter
> would also be useful for debugging or developing a continuously profiling
> runtime for LLVM like HotSpot.

Ok, that makes sense.  Sounds good :)  If you have any questions about 
LLVM, please let us know :)



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