[LLVMdev] Question about SPARC target status

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Mon Nov 10 13:22:40 PST 2008

On Nov 10, 2008, at 8:09 AM, Peter Shugalev wrote:

> Hello,
> I've noticed SPARC target lacks some of functionality (only asm  
> printer
> is implemented with no binary code emitter and no 64-bit ABI support).
> Are there any (probably uncommited) advances in these areas? The most
> needed feature for me is sparc64 support. If I decide to implement  
> these
> ones by myself what are the problems/guidelines/whatever? Why hasn't
> this been done before? I mean is it some technical problem or just  
> lack
> of time?

Hi Peter,

The SPARC target is currently suffering from lack of maintainer.  I  
wrote most of the current sparc port and got it working pretty well,  
but haven't had time (or machines) to do further development.  I would  
love to see someone add 64-bit ABI and JIT support.  I don't know of  
any outstanding patches to add this.  The good news is that there are  
no technical problems here, just lack of time.


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