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The LLVM Compiler Infrastructure
http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu
Welcome to LLVM!
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This file is intended to do four things:
(1) help you get started using LLVM;
(2) tell you how to get questions about LLVM answered;
(3) tell you where to find documentation for different kinds of questions; and
(4) tell you about three LLVM-related mailing lists.
Getting Started with LLVM
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(1) For license information:
llvm/LICENSE.txt
(2) Installing and compiling LLVM:
llvm/docs/GettingStarted.html
(3) Learn about features and limitations of this release:
llvm/docs/ReleaseNotes.html
(4) Learn how to write a pass within the LLVM system:
llvm/docs/WritingAnLLVMPass.html
(5) Learn how to start a new development project using LLVM, where your
new source code can live anywhere (outside or inside the LLVM tree),
while using LLVM header files and libraries:
llvm/docs/Projects.html
Getting Help with LLVM
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(1) If you have questions or development problems not answered in the
documentation, send e-mail to llvmdev@cs.uiuc.edu. This mailing list is
monitored by all the people in the LLVM group at Illinois, and you should
expect prompt first responses.
(2) To report a bug, submit a bug report as described in the document:
http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/docs/HowToSubmitABug.html
(3) We now use Bugzilla to track bugs, so you can check the status of
previous bugs at:
http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/bugs/query.cgi
LLVM Documentation
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All the documents mentioned below except the design overview tech report
are included as part of the LLVM release (in llvm/docs/*):
LLVM Design Overview:
LLVM : A Compilation Framework for Lifelong Program Analysis
and Transformation:
http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/pubs/2003-09-30-LifelongOptimizationTR.html
LLVM User Guides:
Download and Installation Instructions:
llvm/docs/GettingStarted.html
LLVM Command Guide:
llvm/docs/CommandGuide/index.html
LLVM Assembly Language:
llvm/docs/LangRef.html
LLVM Test Suite Guide:
llvm/docs/TestingGuide.html
LLVM Programming Documentation:
LLVM Programmers Manual:
llvm/docs/ProgrammersManual.html
Writing an LLVM Pass:
llvm/docs/WritingAnLLVMPass.html
Alias Analysis in LLVM:
llvm/docs/AliasAnalysis.html
Command Line Library:
llvm/docs/CommandLine.html
Coding Standards:
llvm/docs/CodingStandards.html
Other LLVM Resources:
Submitting a Bug:
http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/docs/HowToSubmitABug.html
Open Projects:
llvm/docs/OpenProjects.html
Creating a new LLVM Project:
llvm/docs/Projects.html
Mailing Lists
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There are three mailing lists for providing LLVM users with information:
(1) LLVM Announcements List:
http://mail.cs.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/llvm-announce
This is a low volume list that provides important announcements regarding
LLVM. It is primarily intended to announce new releases, major updates to
the software, etc. This list is highly recommended for anyone that uses
LLVM.
(2) LLVM Developers List:
http://mail.cs.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/llvmdev
This list is for people who want to be included in technical discussions
of LLVM. People post to this list when they have questions about writing
code for or using the LLVM tools. It is relatively low volume.
(3) LLVM Commits List
http://mail.cs.uiuc.edu/mailman/listinfo/llvm-commits
This list contains all commit messages that are made when LLVM developers
commit code changes to the CVS archive. It is useful for those who want to
stay on the bleeding edge of LLVM development. This list is very high
volume.
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