[LLVMdev] Bignum development

Bill Hart goodwillhart at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 11 19:37:24 PDT 2010

On 12 June 2010 03:24, Eli Friedman <eli.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Wait, you *do* support Win64? You seriously need to put this on your webpage!!

It's not just me that missed this!!

>> 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,
> etc.).

OK, will read those first (and save them up as I find them).


> -Eli

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