wiki:Commentary/Compiler/Backends

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GHC Commentary: Backends

After Cmm has been generated, we have a choice of targets to compile to:

These backends are completely interchangeable. Our preferred route is the native code generator. The C code generator is used for portable, non-optimised, or unregisterised compilation (Note that the LLVM backend also supports building GHC in unregisterised mode as well as registerised mode so it is usually the preferred route for porting GHC).