[LLVMdev] LLVM IR is a compiler IR

David A. Greene greened at obbligato.org
Wed Oct 5 08:12:19 PDT 2011

Dan Gohman <gohman at apple.com> writes:

> In this email, I argue that LLVM IR is a poor system for building a
> Platform, by which I mean any system where LLVM IR would be a
> format in which programs are stored or transmitted for subsequent
> use on multiple underlying architectures.

I agree with all of this.  But...so what?  :)  It's a compiler IR.
That's not a bad thing.

Do you want to propose some changes to make LLVM IR more target
independent?  I'm sure it would be welcome, but these are not easy
problems to solve, as you know.  :)


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