[LLVMdev] The name of LLVM

陳韋任 chenwj at iis.sinica.edu.tw
Wed Dec 21 19:05:46 PST 2011

> "LLVM" is officially no longer an acronym.  The acronym it once expanded too was confusing, and inappropriate almost from day 1.  :)  As LLVM has grown to encompass other subprojects, it became even less useful and meaningless.
> In short, it is just "The LLVM Project", and LLVM doesn't stand for anything anymore.  It is a nice short domain name though :)

  Just to make sure. Do you mean "Low Level Virtual Machine" is gone and LLVM is
not an acronym for "Low Level Virtual Machine" anymore?

  Thanks! :)


Wei-Ren Chen (陳韋任)
Computer Systems Lab, Institute of Information Science,
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