Re: IL design?

"Robert H" <>
21 Dec 2006 10:24:48 -0500

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From: "Robert H" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 21 Dec 2006 10:24:48 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 06-12-049
Keywords: analysis, design
Posted-Date: 21 Dec 2006 10:24:48 EST wrote:
> I would like know what people think is the best Intermediate
> language(IL) to be used for code generation having:
> a) highly effective optimizations
> b)portability . .

Take a look at Whirl from SGI's open source Pro64 compiler (or other
derivatives, such as ORC, or Open64). Don't invent your own IR - just
reuse this one!

This is a very good IR (IL) and you can see how they do the lowering
before doing any machine specific optimizations...

-- Robert Hundt

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