[LLVMdev] is anyone using the sparc backend?

Vikram Adve vadve at illinois.edu
Tue Oct 25 06:35:10 PDT 2011

Sparc is a popular target for architecture simulators, and removing that back end would force people using such simulators to use some other compiler infrastructure.  Sparc is also useful for University courses.  I'd strongly discourage removing this back end.

Professor, Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

On Oct 25, 2011, at 4:00 AM, <llvmdev-request at cs.uiuc.edu>

> Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:45:08 -0700
> From: Dan Gohman <gohman at apple.com>
> Subject: [LLVMdev] is anyone using the sparc backend?
> To: "llvmdev at cs.uiuc.edu Mailing List" <llvmdev at cs.uiuc.edu>
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> 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?
> Dan

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