[fpc-devel] The 15k bounty: Optimizing executable speed for Linux x86 / LLVM

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Oct 25 18:40:42 CEST 2018

Am 25.10.2018 um 09:06 schrieb Sven Barth via fpc-devel:
> Simon Kissel <simon.kissel at nerdherrschaft.com 
> <mailto:simon.kissel at nerdherrschaft.com>> schrieb am Do., 25. Okt. 2018, 
> 08:54:
>     - Complete the LLVM branch of FPC. It looks like Jonas has stopped
>        working on it two years ago, which is a pity.
> I personally don't think that LLVM is the way to go. It's essentially a 
> moving target and adds an unnecessary dependency to the compiler.

Me neither :)

>     - Rewrite the code generator, for example in a SSA-IR way
> Didn't Florian work on that already? I wonder how far he is by now 🤔

Got distracted by other stuff but also because I do not believe that it 
matters much for a lot real world programs (small benchmarks are another 

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