[LLVMdev] is anyone using the sparc backend?

Pawel Wodnicki root at 32bitmicro.com
Tue Oct 25 15:17:54 PDT 2011


> FYI, I completely agree that we shouldn't remove the sparc target.  However, it is currently unmaintained, and has some pretty glaring bugs.  Is anyone interested in stepping up to maintain the target?
> -Chris

We can not let it die and I volunteer to keep the Sparc alive!

My SPARCstation pizzaboxes can be ready for action in a day or two.

Pawel Wodnicki

> On Oct 25, 2011, at 6:35 AM, Vikram Adve wrote:
>> 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.
>> --Vikram
>> Professor, Computer Science
>> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>> http://llvm.org/~vadve

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