[pypy-dev] RE: LLVM backend

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Thu Feb 17 10:10:08 CET 2005

Hey Chris! 

On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 23:29 -0600, Chris Lattner wrote:
> <sorry I'm joining in late here>

it is great that you joined the pypy-dev list!  Welcome! 

We have been following LLVM with interest for quite some time
and are at a stage where we are seriously considering how we
(re-)organize our translation backends and LLVM is a primary
contender, (if we can make sure that the installation of the
very basic tools is feasible :-)   

Special thanks, btw, to Carl Friedrich Bolz which went ahead
with LLVM integration where the rest of us will have to catch
up, soon.  We are currently buried in refactorings to make type
inference and some internal mechanisms on the pypy side easier ... 

When PyPy follows the LLVM route i personally hope that we can
contribute something like a "(restricted) python frontend" for
LLVM back (which would likely require an install of Python but
that should be easier than a multitude of C++ libraries :-) 



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