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Jibz

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Using LLVM IR as a higher level assembly?
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:56:43 AM »
Not sure if it would be practical to write actual code in IR, but the thought of a portable language that is almost down at the assembly level is interesting:

https://idea.popcount.org/2013-07-24-ir-is-better-than-assembly/
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Re: Using LLVM IR as a higher level assembly?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 04:03:45 PM »
...  a portable language that is almost down at the assembly level
 

But ... isn't C supposed to be exactly that?

I cannot see that there's enough "space" between C and assembly for another useful "abstraction layer".

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Re: Using LLVM IR as a higher level assembly?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 08:17:24 PM »
I totally agree with Japheth :biggrin:
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Re: Using LLVM IR as a higher level assembly?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 09:44:11 PM »
I cannot see that there's enough "space" between C and assembly for another useful "abstraction layer".

Especially since we have that level already: macros. If I had to work on Linux, too, MasmBasic would have a IsLinux switch.

Which would not be a valid argument for other processor architectures, of course. But that concerns only 0.1% of the desktop market, right?