[cfe-dev] Clang Front-End Architecture
dgregor at apple.com
Mon Jul 26 15:05:46 PDT 2010
On Jul 26, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Paul B Mann wrote:
> I'm new here. I would like to know about the Clang front end architecture.
> Is the front end parser hand coded recursive descent? Is it generated by
> or what?
It's a hand-written recursive descent parser (and always will be).
> I have many years of experience building higher-performance compiler
> development tools, faster than flex and Bison. If it's possible to make the
> front-end faster, I might like to get involved and contribute to its
> Let me know if there is any interest and who to contact.
You've found us; patches to improve compilation speed would be greatly appreciated.
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