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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

Feb 22, 2018, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

New languages, and improvements on existing ones, are mushrooming throughout the development landscape. Mozilla’s Rust, Apple’s Swift, Jetbrains’s Kotlin, and many other languages provide developers with a new range of choices for speed, safety, convenience, portability, and power.

Why now? One big reason is new tools for building languages—specifically, compilers. And chief among them is LLVM (Low-Level Virtual Machine

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