[LLVMdev] Re: question about gccld and external libraries
sabre at nondot.org
Tue Mar 1 12:47:43 CST 2005
On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Jakob Praher wrote:
>> To produce native executables that do not need the JIT. The first option
>> uses the native LLVM code generator, the second uses the C backend and a
>> system C compiler.
> thanks for the info.
> what is the advantage of doing so?
> I suppose the at-link-time-optimization stuff, so I suppose that the
> nativization happens at link time? (haven't done the -v on that). Otherwise
> this wouldn't make much sense.
yes, this is primarily for people who want to use LLVM as just a C/C++
compiler that supports link-time IPO, but aren't interested in the JIT
> In my case I am strongly interested in llvm as a low level vm (jit) for all
> kinds of (bytecode/language) frontends. Like libjava and libmono. Plus I'd
> like to experiment with it with regards to analyzing large systems. But I am
> at the very start. I've also talked to gcj people at the FOSDEM and they
> would also be interested in that sort of thing at least they need a decent
> jit/dynamic compiler.
Ok, gotcha. You probably don't want -native or -native-cbe then :)
> It should really be easier in the free world to bridge all those
> languages and llvm seems a viable solution for that. I'll come with more
> info on that.
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