[LLVMdev] gcc in c++
eli.friedman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 18:39:11 CDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> The sad thing is that they seem to be replacing one unsafe language with
> another, presumably with enormous effort.
> The only hopeful sign in that thread is the proposal for using Cyclone
> instead, starting here:http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2008-06/msg00502.html
> But it is summarily tossed out, without examination:
> If all we can ever use are languages that everyone knows, there will be
> no progress.
Another perspective on this sort of issue, if you haven't seen it:
Part of what makes LLVM interesting is that there's the potential to
put together a new language on top of LLVM relatively easily, and get
powerful optimizers and cross-platform compatibility without having to
write any middle-end and back-end code. I think this really has the
potential to allow writing new languages and higher-quality
implementations for existing languages that can compete with C/C++ in
places where C/C++ traditionally dominate.
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