[LLVMdev] bytecode documentation?

Grant Gould ggould at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jan 8 15:27:01 PST 2004

"John T. Criswell" <criswell at cs.uiuc.edu> writes:

> On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Grant Gould wrote:
>> Is there any documentation of the llvm bytecode format?  I looked
>> around the website but didn't see any; did I miss some obvious
>> document?
> At this time, we do not have any documentation on the bytcode format.  I
> believe one LLVM user was working on such a document at one time, but if so,
> it is not complete.

Ah, I was afraid that might be the case.

> One option (although not ideal) is to examine the source code.  I believe
> llvm/lib/Bytecode/Reader is where you would want to start.
> If all you need to do is read LLVM bytecode, the bcreader library (in
> llvm/lib/Bytecode/Reader) should suffice.  If you want to extend the format,
> then more serious source code reading will be required.

For the moment all I care about is reading it, so I can probably just
glean what I need from the source.

Thanks for you time.

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