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LLVM is a compiler infrastructure designed for compile-time, link-time, runtime, and "idle-time" optimization of programs from arbitrary programming languages. It currently supports compilation of C and C++ programs, using front-ends derived from gcc 3.4.


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Download version 1.5 (stable)
released on 18 May 2005


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey18 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

See the CREDITS.txt file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Misha Brukman Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help E-mail
Developer,Support E-mail
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use gcc 3.3 or later
Required to use make
Required to use Python

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 May 2005.


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