[cfe-dev] intending to contribute on clang

John McCall rjmccall at apple.com
Thu Feb 21 10:49:56 PST 2013

On Feb 21, 2013, at 10:02 AM, Devchandra L Meetei <dlmeetei at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have subscribed to relevant mailing list and intends to contribute to clang/clang++. 
> But unfortunately, I am all dump in compiler engieering, 
> and yes clang is a great compiler which we have used in our open source project and aware of open source development 
> Would somebody throw some light on how to start on knowledge requirement part. 

There are books and courses on compiler development, but honestly
I think the best approach is just to pick some (small!) existing feature
in clang that you're interested in and figure out how it works.  Pay
attention to the ASTs that get built and watch how they get interpreted.


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