LLVM C/C++ Compiler Frontend in Java

By Petr Kudriavtsev

Clang - is the name of the C/C++ frontend in LLVM project. It has many powerful features and one of them is its design. It was written in a way that allows to use it inside any IDE as a provider for various things - from navigation and code completion to refactorings. But is it possible to use it with the modern Java IDE? That is the question we will answer in this session. Our team spent some time porting Clang into Java. We will tell you how it was done, what difficulties we faced and what outcome we have at this point.