[webkit-dev] Some text about the B3 compiler

Stéphane Letz letz at grame.fr
Thu Jan 28 23:12:45 PST 2016

Maybe a stupid question, but what is a the rationale for this new backend? (I was thinking LLVM JIT was used instead to produce machine code….)


Stéphane Letz

Le 29 janv. 2016 à 01:23, Filip Pizlo <fpizlo at apple.com> a écrit :

> 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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