[LLVMdev] The name of LLVM
juan at acm.org
Thu Dec 22 08:28:44 PST 2011
Who you gonna believe Jianzhou, Wikipedia or the original author?
FWIW, the fact that the project didn't maintain focus on building
VMs or that this was sublimated to other activities and first rate
presentation of VM building never went anywhere much except
for JVMs and such doesn't vitiate it's meaning relative to what
is and could be being done.
I see it as LLVM, the low level virtual machine building tool
kit which became "just" a compiler backend and never went
anywhere as a VM building kit.
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Jianzhou Zhao <jianzhou at seas.upenn.edu>wrote:
> The LLVM term in Wikipedia still uses the old explanation.
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 11:15 PM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com>
> > On Dec 21, 2011, at 7:05 PM, 陳韋任 wrote:
> >>> "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?
> > Correct.
> > -Chris
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