[pypy-dev] Re: Question (please answer!)

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Thu Oct 27 10:30:59 CEST 2005

Richard Emslie wrote:


> :-)  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.

No, it was Armin :-)
I had the same trouble, windows didn't compile any longer, so I had
to build support. Now you have the same problem :-)
Maybe easiest to get around this is to just comment the interface
away. Then you have time.

> 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.

I felt a little like this for windows, although without reason because
it is really needed.

In a sense, someone jumps into a direction and we have to follow,
this is not bad after all.

But I think it makes sense to ask what the plans concerning LLVM
are, and who is willing to support it. Maybe pypy-sync?

ciao - chris

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