[pypy-dev] llvm and externs
Eric van Riet Paap
eric at vanrietpaap.nl
Thu Oct 27 09:18:49 CEST 2005
On Thursday 27 October 2005 07:21, Chris Lattner wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Richard Emslie wrote:
> > Ooops - sorry about the horrible subject in last mail (it's late)
> Which externs do you need? Are these for system prototypes or pypy
With externs in this context we mean functions we need to call from the O.S.
(libc). Plus a little wrapper code to make it compatible with Python.
(Sometimes raise an exception instead of returning an errorcode, etc.)
> >> cc 'ing pypy-dev, since I cant get to #pypy these days.
> >> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Christian Tismer wrote:
> >>> Richard Emslie wrote:
> >>>> Did see ll_osdefs.h breaks llvm in horrible ways...
> >>> Aaahrrrgggg!!!
> >>> Why that at all?
> >>> Just a brave part of the inclues, taken from CPython ( *gulp* )
> >>> how can this hurt so much ?
> >> :-) Yes arrrggghhhh!! But no fault of yours - just that we use a
> >> (llvm) C compiler for externs. If a local compiler is not available,
> >> we go to a remote machine to generate llvm code. So local includes are
> >> not possible - hence in genllvm we manually include C files from
> >> #include statements. :-(
> >> Now listdir() uses opaque (dont know if you introduced this or someone
> >> else) - and llvm doesnt have proper support for opaque types... yet.
> >> So we cannot compile pypy right now.
> >>>> will try to fix, but it is becoming more of a hassle trying to
> >>>> maintain llvm backend when it is not really giving much back.
> >> Sorry for the negativeness. It would be interesting however to have
> >> the core developers opinion(s) about backends in general and whether it
> >> is believed maintaining it (the llvm one) is a worthwhile goal.
> >>> Sorry about that.I tried to make my live easier when I had to port
> >>> this listdir() mess, which does not fit winnows at all :-)
> >> No need to apologize - the include fix was minor and opaque types are
> >> part of rpython and cannot be avoided. :-)
> >> Cheers & good nite,
> >> Richard
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