[webkit-dev] Some text about the B3 compiler

Filip Pizło fpizlo at apple.com
Thu Jan 28 16:37:33 PST 2016


Do you think we should move the documentation to a file in svn so that it can be reviewed as part of patch review?


> On Jan 28, 2016, at 4:32 PM, Saam barati <sbarati at apple.com> wrote:
> This is great. Thanks Fil.
> I propose that we do all that we can to keep this updated.
> I suggest that all patches that change to the IR should also include with it 
> a change to the documentation, and that reviewers should require this.
> It’d also be great if other significant changes that seem like the deserve
> a mention in the documentation also get added as part of patches.
> Saam
>> On Jan 28, 2016, at 4:23 PM, Filip Pizlo <fpizlo at apple.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> We’ve been working on a new compiler backend for the FTL JIT, which we call B3.  It stands for “Bare Bones Backend”.  We recently enabled it on X86/Mac, and we’re working hard to enable it on other platforms.
>> If you’re interested in how it works, I’ve started writing documentation.  I’ll be adding more to it soon!
>> https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/BareBonesBackend
>> https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/B3IntermediateRepresentation
>> -Filip
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