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Re: Assembler backend (was: GNU Sather Status)

From: Thomas Wicklund
Subject: Re: Assembler backend (was: GNU Sather Status)
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 10:19:42 -0800 (PST)

How do other GNU compilers do this?  I believe that GNU FORTRAN and
Ada use the common back end, in addition to the numerous C variants.
Do the supporters of each compiler need to re-port to a new back end

Matthew Browne writes:
 > The most obvious candidate to replace C would be the GNU RTL
 > format used internally by GCC but this is not really suitable
 > for a number of reasons. Worst of all, the GCC documentation
 > says "don't do it!". Some compilers still generate RTL anyway
 > but usually every time there's a new GCC release, they break
 > and have to be changed. Additionally, in my humble opinion,
 > RTL is a little too low level to efficiently generate assembly
 > code for the different CPU architectures.

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