[LLVMdev] Creating a tablegen backend

Villmow, Micah Micah.Villmow at amd.com
Thu Aug 19 14:17:58 PDT 2010

 Why not use LLVM-IR as your 'generic assembly'? 


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> On Behalf Of Durward McDonell
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> Subject: [LLVMdev] Creating a tablegen backend
> Hello.
> I would like to create a new backend for tablegen that produces code in
> an generic assembly language (not for a real processor).  The
> documentation
> page for this says "ToDo", but I think what I want to do is something
> similar
> to CodeGenDAGPatterns::ParseInstructions() in CodeGenDAGPatterns.cpp.
> Is this even vaguely correct?  Any pointers would be appreciated.
> I'm specifically interested in translating X86 into this other
> language, but
> getting other processors for free in the process would be great.
> --
> Durward McDonell
> durward.mcdonell at gmail.com
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