[LLVMdev] LLVM IR execution in JavaScript

Sebastian Redl sebastian.redl at getdesigned.at
Wed Jan 2 11:24:33 PST 2013

On 02.01.2013, at 19:51, Eli Bendersky wrote:

>> I compiled parts of LLVM to JavaScript using emscripten and made a demo of parsing and executing LLVM assembly,
>> http://kripken.github.com/llvm.js/demo.html
>> Basically you enter some LLVM IR, press a button and see the output of compiling and running it, directly in the browser.
>> This was done mainly as a fun hacking project over the holidays, but I'm posting it here in case anyone thinks it might be useful for something - maybe to teach people LLVM IR in a simple way (no need to install anything, just visit a website). If it is potentially useful it can be optimized and polished etc.
> Cool project. This is a nice complement to http://llvm.org/demo/

It would be awesome to combine the llvm.org demo with the in-browser emscripten (or possibly a server-side emscripten) so that the user can execute his snippets in the browser.

This would be especially awesome for a C++ tutorial page. Instead of having to start with the arduous process of setting up a compiler environment, the user could jump straight into the fun by typing his programs in the web page and executing them there.


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