[LLVMdev] is anyone using the sparc backend?

Török Edwin edwintorok at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 04:31:18 PDT 2011

On 10/25/2011 03:45 AM, Dan Gohman wrote:
> I'm removing old targets that no longer appear actively maintained,
> to reduce the burden for target-independent codegen maintenance.
> Does anyone object to the removal of the Sparc backend?

I was hoping that someone would eventually (re)add JIT support to the Sparc backend,
and then I would definetely use it in ClamAV.

If the Sparc backend gets removed I don't think anyone will ever bother to do that, and then LLVM will
only have 2 backends useful to me (with a working JIT): X86 (32/64), and PowerPC (32/64).
According to my estimates Sparc is more widely used for ClamAV than PowerPC, so having LLVM support it would be nice.

Best regards,

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