[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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