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The Go Frontend for GCC

GCC Summit 2010 (to appear)

Abstract

A description of the Go language frontend for gcc. This is a new frontend which is a complete implementation of the new Go programming language. The frontend is currently some 50,000 lines of C++ code, and uses its own IR which is then converted to GENERIC. I describe the structure of the frontend and the IR, issues that arise when compiling the Go language, and issues with hooking up any frontend to the gcc middle-end.

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