[LLVMdev] VMKit: msil optimization

RĂ¼diger Klaehn rklaehn at googlemail.com
Sat May 16 08:59:02 PDT 2009

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 5:09 PM, Anton Korobeynikov <anton at korobeynikov.info
> wrote:

> Hello,
> > As for the state of the MSIL backend of LLVM, I don't think it's for
> > production use yet. Assemblies have lots of information in them and
> > maintaining them during the MSIL -> LLVM -> MSIL translations should be
> > the hard part.
> This should be pretty hard. MSIL is definitely much more high level
> than LLVM, that's why significant portion of information will be lost
> during MSIL => LLVM (=lowered to vmkit-specific stuff), so I doubt
> that sane back reconstruction will ever be possible (consider e.g.
> callvirt instruction as an example).

OK. That is quite unfortunate.

Does that mean that the existing LLVM MSIL backend does not work for complex
LLVM programs?
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