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Re^2: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 4: LLVM Backend?

by Will_the_Chill (Pilgrim)
on Aug 28, 2012 at 05:39 UTC ( #990139=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 4: LLVM Backend?
in thread Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 4: LLVM Backend?

MonkOfAnotherSect,

I am generally familiar with the Unladen Swallow saga, and what it revealed about LLVM being less-than-awesome for dynamic languages. Still, I think LLVM may be the best potential target for a Perl 5 optimizing compiler.

I am now leaning more toward LLVM than RPython simply because it will keep everything in Perl/C instead of introducing a non-Perl/C language into the mix. Still, I think RPython is awesome and I hope to learn from their relative success.

Thanks,
~ Will


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