RISC-V Backend For LLVM Making Progress
Written by Michael Larabel in RISC-V on 10 October 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT. 3 Comments
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The ongoing development of a RISC-V back-end for the LLVM compiler stack continues making progress and stepping closer to merging to mainline.

Alex Bradbury issued a status update concerning the state of the RISC-V patches for LLVM. Six of the patches so far have been reviewed and ready to land, three are being reviewed still, and two patches are yet to be reviewed. It's looking like within the months ahead this RISC-V back-end will be merged so LLVM can support this open-source CPU ISA.

Those interested in RISC-V and/or LLVM compiler back-ends can read this mailing list update. At least here there is no blocker like in the GCC camp of its RISC-V back-end being held up due to lawyers over copyright assignment.
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