[LLVMdev] glasgow haskell appears to be adopting LLVM

Garrison Venn gvenn.cfe.dev at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 16:53:38 PST 2010

Hi David, 

Your paper is linked on an LLVM site, but I can't give you the url as we are
currently down for maintenance. If I remember correctly it was under "recent papers"
off of the home site.


On Feb 21, 2010, at 18:55, David Terei wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~pls/thesis/davidt-thesis.pdf
> ~ David
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