[swift-lldb-dev] REPL questions

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Mon Dec 7 20:12:01 CST 2015

On Mon, 07 Dec 2015 08:29:39 -0800 Todd Fiala <tfiala at apple.com>
> The Swift REPL works by injecting code into a separate Swift
> process.

Thanks for this and the rest of the technical information you've
provided here. It is quite useful.

> I don't think interpreting will be easier if you plan to base your
> code on what you find in LLDB.  The JIT is all there, but I don't
> think there is any existing interpreter code (Sean - please correct
> me if I'm wrong here).  Unless that's incorrect, I think you'd find
> that you need to write more code to handle interpreting rather than
> JIT-ing it.

"Interpreting" can be read as "executing user provided extension
language source code at run time". A JIT is just as useful for this
purpose as a "true" interpreter (whatever that might be).

I presume questions about the JIT stuff in the LLDB codebase should go
to this list?

> Hope that helps!

It is very helpful! Thank you!

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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