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GNU lightning
Generates assembly language code at run-time

GNU lightning is a library that generates assembly language code at run-time; it is very fast, making it ideal for Just-In-Time compilers, and it abstracts over the target CPU, as it exposes to the clients a standardized RISC instruction set inspired by the MIPS and SPARC chips.


GNU lightning is a library to aid in making portable programs that compile assembly code at run time.


Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:lightning


version 2.1.0 (stable)
released on 7 February 2015

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License:LGPLv3orlaterJanet Casey25 June 2001

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Ian Piumarta Contributor
Paolo Bonzini Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 February 2016.


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