[LLVMdev] About llvm's capability

Andrew Lenharth andrewl at lenharth.org
Tue Sep 8 05:46:56 PDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:36 AM, Bill Wendling<isanbard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2009, at 6:43 PM, kito wrote:
>> Hello everybody
>> I am newbie in llvm and compiler, I have some questions about llvm's
>> capability - How large project llvm can compile now?
>> I mean, such as linux kernel or ggc...llvm can build it?
>> especially on the other architecture, ARM or alpha
>> because I must choice one between gcc and llvm to study.
>> In my long tern, I will port some other architecture to gcc or llvm.
>> In fact, I prefer like llvm because the code is more structure and
>> easy to understand than gcc.
> Hi Kito,
> LLVM is capable of compiling many big projects. It's used at several
> companies to do just that. And I think that the Linux Kernel has been
> compiled by someone...

Yes, I have whole kernel bitcode for linux (x86 amd amd64).


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