[LLVMdev] Several questions about LLVM

Anton Korobeynikov anton at korobeynikov.info
Fri Oct 31 14:58:59 PDT 2008

Hello, Eduardo

I think these questions were answered yesterday, but:

> 1) I know there is a MSIL backend which is still at an experimental
> phase. When will it be ready?
When there will be someone, which will finish it. Without such brave
soul I'd say "never". Currently it's definitely bitrotten and I
personally don't see the future for it expect "proof-of-concept" and
"backend for someone to start from"
> 4) For the work that I'm doing, besides C and C++, it would be great to
> have a Fortran frontend. Would it be very hard to compile the llvm-gcc
> with suport for fortran?
There is (still experimental though) support for fortran and ada
frontends mostly on x86/linux. You can even find some numbers from
running SPEC/polyhedron testsuites on llvm-gfortran. They are also
mentioned in release notes maybe for 2-3 past releases already.

With best regards, Anton Korobeynikov
Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University

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