[fpc-devel] LLVM backend Pascal bindings?

Jonas Maebe jonas at freepascal.org
Sun Nov 14 10:58:50 CET 2021

On 2021-11-14 05:58, Ryan Joseph via fpc-devel wrote:
> As a fun weekend project I wanted to follow along with the tutorial at
> https://llvm.org/docs/tutorial/index.html but I noticed the API in in
> C++ so it wouldn't be possible to do this in Pascal without at least
> some plain C API.

Afaik there's also a C binding (or at least there used to be one).

> How did Free Pascal/Jonas accomplish this in the LLVM backend?

FPC generates LLVM IR which is then compiled using clang. It does not 
link to the LLVM libraries in any way.


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