[LLVMdev] C Types -> LLVM Objects

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Sun Oct 30 22:26:56 PST 2005

On Sun, 30 Oct 2005, Evan Jones wrote:
> I am implementing the support library for my toy Python implementation in C. 
> Is there a recommended way to import types/functions defined in my C library 
> as LLVM type objects into my compiler? I am currently doing this:
> - Create a "null" C file that references the important types
> - Load the bytecode of this file when initializing the compiler
> - Load the types and functions out of this "null" module
> I'm thinking that a better solution would be to write some tool that takes 
> the "null" bytecode and outputs a C++ file so I don't need to link my 
> compiler with the bytecode reader, or be able to find the "nullmodule.bc" 
> file. Are there any better ways to do this?

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a better way to do this.  If you care 
about a few specific functions, you can hard code them into the compiler. 
If you care about general functions or a large number of them, this is a 
reasonable approach.



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