Présentation de l'éditeur
About This Book
- Write a frontend for any language to generate LLVM IR
- Create optimization passes to optimize the IR code using LLVM Pass Infrastructure and Pass Manager
- Design and implement structures for highly-optimized compilers using LLVM, through detailed step-by-step recipes
Who This Book Is For
The book is for compiler programmers who are familiar with concepts of compilers and want to indulge in understanding, exploring, and using LLVM infrastructure in a meaningful way in their work.
This book is also for programmers who are not directly involved in compiler projects but are often involved in development phases where they write thousands of lines of code. With knowledge of how compilers work, they will be able to code in an optimal way and improve performance with clean code.
What You Will Learn
- Introduction to LLVM modular design and LLVM tools
- Write a frontend for a language
- Add JIT support and use frontends for different languages
- Learn about the LLVM Pass infrastructure and the LLVM Pass Manager
- Create analyses and transform optimization passes
- Build a LLVM TOY backend from scratch
- Optimize the code at SelectionDAG level and allocate registers to variables
LLVM is a compiler framework with libraries that provides a modern source-and target-independent optimizer, along with a code generator.
This book not only explains the effective use of the compiler infrastructure that LLVM provides, but also helps you implement it in one of your projects. You start with a simple task to get you up-and-running with LLVM, followed by learning the process of writing a frontend for a language, which includes writing a lexer, a parser, and generating IR code. You will then see how to implement optimizations at different levels, generate target-independent code, and then map this generated code to a backend. Finally, you will look into the functionalities that the LLVM infrastructure provides, such as exception handling, LLVM Utility Passes, using sanitizers, the garbage collector, and how we can use these in our projects.
Biographie de l'auteur
Mayur Pandey is a professional software engineer and an open source enthusiast. He focuses on compiler development and compiler tools. He is an active contributor to the LLVM open source community. He has been part of the compiler team for the Tizen project, and has hands-on experience with other proprietary compilers. Mayur earned a bachelor's degree in information technology from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India. Currently, he lives in Bengaluru, India.
Suyog Sarda is a professional software engineer and an open source enthusiast. He focuses on compiler development and compiler tools. He is an active contributor to the LLVM open source community. He has been part of the compiler team for the Tizen project. Suyog was also involved in code performance improvements for the ARM and the x86 architecture. He has hands-on experience in other proprietary compilers. His interest in compiler development lies more in code optimization and vectorization. Apart from compilers, Suyog is also interested in Linux kernel development. He has published a technical paper titled Secure Co-resident Virtualization in Multicore Systems by VM Pinning and Page Coloring at the IEEE Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Cloud Computing, Technologies, Applications, and Management at Birla Institute of Technology, Dubai. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer technology from College of Engineering, Pune, India. Currently, he lives in Bengaluru, India.