[LLVMdev] "Name that compiler"

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Wed Apr 11 23:26:55 PDT 2007

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Chris Lattner wrote:
> However, the scope of the LLVM project is outgrowing this name. 
> Today LLVM does many "non-VMy" tasks, such as serving as a great 
> static compiler.  It also has components that overlap with 
> traditional low-level tool chain components like assemblers and 
> linkers.  Further, LLVM's scope is about to grow significantly 
> with new front-end technologies (e.g. HLVM, new SoC work on a 
> python front-end, etc).  For all of these reasons, I think that 
> "LLVM" is an increasingly poor name for the project as a whole, 
> and it causes a large amount of confusion, particularly with 
> people who do not know much about it yet.

Oh yeah, please avoid 'VM' in the name. :)



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