[LLVMdev] Bignum development

Eli Friedman eli.friedman at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 19:24:44 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Bill Hart <goodwillhart at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> There are obviously numerous ways we might use LLVM to aid development
>>> of "bsdnt". I'll keep exploring those options. It sounds like, for the
>>> time being, analysing existing code output and looking for ways to
>>> improve it on certain arches is perhaps one way we may be of
>>> assistance.
>> Sounds like an interesting project.  We're always happy to answer
>> questions and add projects to the http://llvm.org/ProjectsWithLLVM/
>> page.
> As soon as we decide whether we can actually do what we hope, and when
> we actually have some code which is not imaginary, definitely I'll
> announce it here in the hope of getting a plug. :-)
> Believe it or not, one of the critical issues for one of our devs is
> Win64 support. I know that's not available at this point. If anyone
> has any comments on that, it would be great to know what the plans
> are, if any, for this.

The only issue I know of is http://llvm.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=5005
; perhaps someone else knows more.

> By the way, is it generally helpful if I post relevant C or IR
> sequences here which do not optimise as one would hope/expect? I think
> I have found some, but need to check....

Sure; send a bunch in a single email, and I'll make sure to go through
them.  Likely some are already in Bugzilla and/or the various
README.txt files (lib/Target/README.txt, lib/Target/X86/README.txt,


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