A guide that explains how high level programming language constructs are mapped to the LLVM intermediate language.
Click here to read the book on readthedocs.org__
This is a gitbook dedicated to providing a description on how LLVM based compilers map high-level language constructs into the LLVM intermediate representation (IR).
This document targets people interested in how modern compilers work and want to learn how high-level language constructs can be implemented. Currently the books focuses on C and C++, but contributions about other languages targeting LLVM are highly welcome. This document should help to make the learning curve less steep for aspiring LLVM users.
For the sake of simplicity, we'll be working with a 32-bit target machine so that pointers and word-sized operands are 32-bits. Also, for the sake of readability we do not mangle (encode) names. Rather, they are given simple, easy-to-read names that reflect their purpose. A production compiler for any language that supports overloading would generally need to mangle the names so as to avoid conflicts between symbols.
The repository for this document is hosted on
github. All contributions are welcome. If you find an error file an
Issueor fork the repository
and create a pull-request__.
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.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 1 :caption: Contents:
a-quick-primer/index basic-constructs/index control-structures/index object-oriented-constructs/index exception-handling/index advanced-constructs/index interoperating-with-a-runtime-library/index interfacing-to-the-operating-system/index epilogue/index appendix-a-how-to-implement-a-string-type-in-llvm/index