sabre at nondot.org
Sun Nov 25 17:05:11 PST 2007
On Nov 25, 2007, at 1:17 PM, Jon Harrop wrote:
> Ultimately, a minimal compiler for a statically-typed functional
> language that gave good performance for some cases (probably non-GC-
> numeric code) would be an incredibly compelling demo for the use of
> LLVM in
> general compiler writing. This looks perfectly feasible to me.
That would be very nice!
> I got the impression from some of the blurb that I read that the
> optimizer in
> LLVM might even be able to automate localized unboxing. Is that
> true? If so,
> that would make things a lot easier...
I have some crazy ideas for nice language-independent ways to do this
in LLVM. Once you have your front-end generating "naive" boxed code,
please bring this back up and we can discuss it in more detail,
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