llvm-cbe

resurrected LLVM "C Backend", with improvements (by JuliaHubOSS)

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  • Ask HN: LLVM vs. C
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jun 2023
    So how does the LLVM C backend work then?

    https://github.com/JuliaHubOSS/llvm-cbe

  • rust to c complication?
    6 projects | /r/rust | 12 Nov 2022
    One alternative worth mentioning, though, would be the LLVM C Backend maintained by the Julia community.
  • Programming language that compiles to clean C89 or C99?
    2 projects | /r/AskProgramming | 30 Sep 2022
    If you drop "easily" and "human" (/s) from your requirements list, then the C backend for LLVM might work. Then you can choose any programming language you want that has LLVM 10-compatible frontend.
  • Easy way to convert a C++ library into straight C ?
    1 project | /r/cpp_questions | 30 Sep 2022
    If you really must have something that compiles in C (e.g. for a platform where you only have a C compiler) there's an LLVM backend that outputs C code: https://github.com/JuliaComputingOSS/llvm-cbe
  • Snowman native code to C/C++ decompiler for x86/x86_64/ARM
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Apr 2022
  • Can Rust do every low level stuff C/C++ do?
    7 projects | /r/rust | 9 Mar 2022
    You can convert llvm bitcode to C and then use C compiler, there is such project https://github.com/JuliaComputingOSS/llvm-cbe .
  • lipstick: a Rust-like syntax frontend for C
    7 projects | /r/rust | 17 Jan 2022
    I'm really surprised that the LLVM C backends have continually been resurrected then abandoned over the years. It's a good solution to this sort of thing and would enable a lot of cool stuff like Rust to weird embedded platforms. The most recent one is the Julia backend: https://github.com/JuliaComputingOSS/llvm-cbe
  • C++ to C converter?
    1 project | /r/cpp_questions | 1 Jan 2022
    Check this project out: https://github.com/JuliaComputingOSS/llvm-cbe.
  • Show HN: prometeo – a Python-to-C transpiler for high-performance computing
    19 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Nov 2021
    Well IMO it can definitely be rewritten in Julia, and to an easier degree than python since Julia allows hooking into the compiler pipeline at many areas of the stack. It's lispy an built from the ground up for codegen, with libraries like (https://github.com/JuliaSymbolics/Metatheory.jl) that provide high level pattern matching with e-graphs. The question is whether it's worth your time to learn Julia to do so.

    You could also do it at the LLVM level: https://github.com/JuliaComputingOSS/llvm-cbe

    For interesting takes on that, you can see https://github.com/JuliaLinearAlgebra/Octavian.jl which relies on loopvectorization.jl to do transforms on Julia AST beyond what LLVM does. Because of that, Octavian.jl beats openblas on many linalg benchmarks

  • Writing a SQLite clone from scratch in C
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jul 2021
    You can try your luck with the "resurrected" C backend: https://github.com/JuliaComputingOSS/llvm-cbe

    I don't understand why I see so many requests for LLVM-based languages to change around their backend or IR, that seems to be a huge amount of work for comparatively little benefit. The correct thing to do there is to just add support for those to LLVM.

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