The Design of LLVM (Dr. Dobb's)
Posted May 31, 2012 4:00 UTC (Thu) by rsidd
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I would change quite a bit of the software engineering, actually.
So might Lattner if he were starting from scratch. But clearly they got a lot right, and now the benefits of fundamental changes are probably not worth the pain. There is a difference between a research compiler and a compiler that is used by several production platforms and dozens of serious projects. LLVM may not be the first modular compiler but it is the first to have a real-world impact.
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