[fpc-pascal] LLVM Backend Support

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Aug 31 22:09:48 CEST 2016

On 31/08/16 21:47, Anthony Walter wrote:
> I'm not too familiar with LLVM so I'll ask, is it at all likely that an
> LLVM compiler would produce significantly better/faster optimizations
> than FPC as it stand currently? What range would be talking about 100%
> faster? Less? More?

It depends on the kind of code. The more pure maths (floating point or 
integer, especially in tight loops), the more likely it will be faster. 
Artificial benchmarks will also be much faster.

For a typical database program, I don't expect much change.

I can't give any figures.


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