[LLVMdev] glasgow haskell appears to be adopting LLVM

David Terei davidterei at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 15:55:05 PST 2010

Just to correct, the GCC back-end isn't being depreciated in favour of 
the LLVM back-end (as much as I would to claim it was). The GCC back-end 
has been on the list of things GHC developers wanted to remove for a 
while now and the larger reason its being done now is that SSE support 
has recently been added to the native code generator, fixing one of the 
last advantages the C back-end had. LLVM and a new back-end architecture 
that should land in GHC soon are somewhat responsible in that a lot of 
GHC developers see them as the more promising and interesting future 
than using GCC.

Oh by the way (probably should have posted this a while ago but just 
lost track of it) here is my honours thesis paper that I wrote about the 
LLVM back-end for GHC for the interested:


~ David

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