Enter the Dragon: Taming LLVM - iOS Conf SG 2016

Published on: Sunday, 23 October 2016

Speaker: Omer Iqbal (@olenhad), Garena

LLVM is a compiler infrastructure project, designed as a set of reusable libraries. From humble beginnings as his holiness Chris Lattner's research project, it has recently gained much traction, with compilers for Swift, C, C++, Objective C, Rust, Haskell, etc, using it under the hood.

At it’s core, LLVM features an architecture independent, type safe, instruction set called “LLVM IR”, which LLVM compiles to several instruction sets including x86/x86-64, ARM, Power PC etc. So in essence, if you’re lazy and want to implement a multi platform programming language that runs “natively”, LLVM saves you tons of time and effort.

This talk will go through implementing a very simple compiler (in Swift!) for a very simple, toy programming language, using LLVM.

About the speaker

Omer is an iOS Dev at Garena, although he is often found serenading to functional programming. He loves wasting time on developing toy compilers. There are rumors thar he prays to a bust of Chris Lattner, though these are unconfirmed.

Event URL: http://iosconf.sg/

Produced by Engineers.SG