[LLVMdev] Re: Newbie questions
vadve at cs.uiuc.edu
Wed Apr 26 22:48:54 CDT 2006
On Apr 26, 2006, at 3:06 PM, Tom Tromey wrote:
> So until this is fixed the JIT for libgcj is more or less an
> experimental toy.
Ok, I understand, though it is unfortunate. I don't have any great
insights into fixing this.
> I'm going to keep developing it as an add-on for libgcj.
> Hopefully I'll be able to distribute it in FC6 or FC7.
> Last night I found a huge, glaring bug in my JIT (so huge that I
> don't really know how I could have missed it before) that will
> require a fair bit of surgery. I'll be fixing that this week.
> Once I've stabilized things a bit I will check in the needed libgcj
> patch so that the JIT doesn't require a custom gcc build in order to
> be plugged in.
> For the time being I'm only interested in having it work in libgcj.
> But, I agree, duplicating effort doesn't make sense. If there's a way
> to generalize it to work in other environments, I'm open to it.
I would be quite happy to use libgcj directly, once the LLVM JIT is
more functional. I think there are a lot of interesting projects
that could be done with that alone.
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