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Re^5: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 4: LLVM Backend?by Will_the_Chill (Pilgrim)
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Sorry for the delayed reply, the thread is getting long and twisty!
Imagine my edge cases are something like an entire operating system or some high-performance parallel code or an attempt at strong AI. There are many kinds of code that would benefit greatly from general-purpose runtime optimization. Yes, I have such code.
I can supply my own time, as well as the time of my modest Perl team. I can supply coordination efforts and put together funding for qualified coders. I can even code. I'm not sure what patents you think we would need?
I'm not looking for permission to do this, I'm looking for a WAY to do this. So far my options all seem to require some amount of speculation and collaboration with the most talented coders around. Fun!
Yes, the general idea is to put together funding to hire a few programmers and have them target various backends such as LLVM. I think LLVM may have a very bright future.
I looked at the stuff you linked from David Mertens about the Tiny C compiler, but I'm not sure how it relates to what we're doing?