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Erlang on LLVM? or: Outsource your JIT!

Has anyone been working on using LLVM to do just-in-time code generation for the Erlang virtual machine? Depending on the design and structure of the Erlang virtual machine, it doesn’t seem like it would be all that tough a project. And it could provide a nice performance boost for those projects that are starting to […]

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Jon Harrop dives into OCaml on LLVM

As seen on the LLVMdev mailing list: Jon Harrop, Fibonacci example in OCaml: Here is a complete 104-line native code compiler for a tiny subset of OCaml that is expressive enough to compile an external Fibonacci program: […] The compiler is itself written in OCaml, of course; for those who don’t know, OCaml or Objective […]

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Platform Futures

On Windows, many developers seem to want to run as fast as possible away from Microsoft Visual C++ and embrace Microsoft’s C# and .NET platform for new development. Most Windows developers that I’ve seen seem downright enthusiastic about these technologies. It’s disconcerting; I’m not used to seeing Windows developers (or users) be enthusiastic about their […]

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Joel Climbs Into the Trunk

Joel is smoking the good stuff! Or is he drinking the purple stuff? Joel Spolsky of Joel on Software is actually claiming “.NET appears so far to be one of the most brilliant and productive development environments ever created.” He goes on to say “ASP.NET is as big a jump in productivity over ASP as […]

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