[LLVMdev] "Name that compiler"
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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