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Re: Using Lighning instead of LLVM in Faust

From: Stéphane Letz
Subject: Re: Using Lighning instead of LLVM in Faust
Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:26:51 +0100

Good point, I've opened an issue for that on the MIR project:


> Le 29 févr. 2020 à 15:17, Paul Cercueil <address@hidden> a écrit :
> One thing I will add - MIR and Lightning have different scopes; MIR is a JIT 
> engine tailored for programming languages, while Lightning can be best 
> described as a code generator. MIR would be unsuitable for some tasks 
> Lightning is good for, e.g. writing dynamic recompilers. On the other hand, 
> MIR provides much more support for implementing programming languages.
> What would be interesting is a Lightning backend for MIR; then MIR would take 
> care of IR optimization and register allocation, and it would run on the wide 
> range of archs supported by Lightning.

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