[LLVMdev] Recommended cpu emulator for OS X

Garrison Venn gvenn.cfe.dev at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 07:06:19 PDT 2011

Is there a recommended cpu emulator that I can use as a backend?

I just finish porting the libcpu project to llvm tot (3.0) enough so that it builds 
without warnings, however I'm not sure if the result works (on OS X 10.7.1). 
Seems like the fibonacci test only works for m88k, the others seem to continually 
dump the module. Regardless since the project does not seem too active, I don't 
want to bother going forward in my debugging effort; especially if project no longer 
being used. Is libcpu recommended as a backend emulator? My purposes are 
pedagogical in that I want to start learning LLVM backend infrastructure with a 
simpler instruction set than x86/x86-64 (arm would be nice also).

Thanks in advance


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