LLVM: a compilation framework for lifelong program analysis & transformation

@article{Lattner2004LLVMAC,
  title={LLVM: a compilation framework for lifelong program analysis & transformation},
  author={Chris Lattner and Vikram S. Adve},
  journal={International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, 2004. CGO 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={75-86}
}
This paper describes LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine),a compiler framework designed to support transparent, lifelongprogram analysis and transformation for arbitrary programs,by providing high-level information to compilertransformations at compile-time, link-time, run-time, and inidle time between runs.LLVM defines a common, low-levelcode representation in Static Single Assignment (SSA) form,with several novel features: a simple, language-independenttype-system that exposes the primitives… CONTINUE READING
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