How to Clang Your Dragon 🐉: Building Compilers with LLVM

Harlan Haskins, Bryx & Student

Compilers are treated with a fearful reverence that betrays how fascinating and approachable they really are. In this talk, we'll discuss LLVM and how it works by building a real compiler for a toy language called Kaleidoscope. We'll implement many of the fundamental building blocks of compilers and see how certain Swift features make it a great compiler language.