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Philipp Kaluza
Day DebConf day 6 (2013-08-16)
Room Second talk room
Start time 11:30
Duration 00:45
ID 1030
Event type debate
Track Building and porting
Language en

Introducing Architecture: llvm

The recent efforts to compile the archive using the LLVM compiler infrastructure have been a tremendous boon to the Debian project, as the new compiler finds new and exciting classes of bugs.

In this talk, I want to discuss taking this effort one step further: packaging and distributing the generated LLVM bytecode ("bitcode") using standard Debian packages.

I will introduce a number of use cases, as well as possible gotchas, of such an approach, and why "Architecture: llvm" would only be a partial architecture for the foreseeable future.