[llvm-dev] M68K codegen target
Simon Pilgrim via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun May 26 04:01:47 PDT 2019
AFAICT the problem has always been code ownership - we would need people
with some knowledge of both m68k and llvm to be willing to actively
support the target: steering it through the setup/experimental target
stages, providing (and maintaining) test/buildbot coverage, managing
reported bugs, and handling any changes to the llvm APIs that require
changes in the backend.
Even if there's a demand for it (and AFAICT from the amiga community
alone there definitely is), without real code owners I don't think this
will go anywhere.
On 24/05/2019 23:00, Chris Hanson via llvm-dev wrote:
> Has there been any progress on this?
> When last I checked, it appeared that the many attempts at a 68K backend for LLVM were all still just prototypes, so I was really excited to learn of this effort today.
> I’ll be letting a few other people who still work with 68K know about it too since an LLVM backend has been one of the big missing pieces in retrocomputing communities. (Sure there’s still GCC, but it’s not always a good solution for various reasons. Same with old compilers—lots of modern code just plain won’t work with them, even C code now.)
> -- Chris
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