[llvm-dev] Would a spreadsheet be a good project using LLVM?

Konstantin Tokarev via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Aug 21 11:29:15 PDT 2015

Out of curiosity, have you tried Gnumeric? It's works quite fast.

21.08.2015, 16:24, "Jason Glazer via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>:
> I am thinking about writing a new open source spreadsheet
> application since I think the spreadsheet applications out
> there (Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc, etc.) do not have
> some features that I would really like to use. I would like
> the spreadsheet to recalculate very fast and wondered if it
> would make sense to use LLVM to calculate the cell values
> quickly. Each cell of a spreadsheet contains an expression,
> much like an expression in any programming language. The big
> difference is that the ordering of the expression
> evaluations is governed by the dependencies of each cell on
> other cells and end up being turned into a directed acyclic
> graph (DAG). It would be good if the actual conversion of
> cell expressions from strings that the user enters into a
> cell, would be converted into a representation that can be
> recalculated very quickly. I was thinking that LLVM machine
> code might be a good target.
> Overall, is this a good project to use LLVM?
> Is there existing open source code for compiling expressions
> using LLVM that you would recommend for this project?
> Any suggestions or concerns about this approach?
> Is anyone interested in helping out?
> Thanks
> Jason
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