LLVM is written in C++ ?

Ola Fosheim Grøstad via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at puremagic.com
Wed Dec 16 04:22:30 PST 2015

On Wednesday, 16 December 2015 at 09:27:54 UTC, Jakob Jenkov 
> Is LLVM written in C++ ? If I was to use LLVM e.g. for an LLVM 
> based D compiler (you already made one, I know), would my code 
> have to be C++ ?

You might want to take a look at:


> From what I gather, you can compile any language to the LLVM 
> assembly language, and then compile the LLVM assembly language 
> to any platform after that (using standard compilers). Is that 
> correct?

LLVM is geared towards C-like languages. It has added some 
adjustments to enable compilation for specific non-C languages, 
like special calling conventions. But it isn't suitable for all 
kinds of language semantics, no.

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