[mercury-users] Mercury backends

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Mar 11 01:17:19 AEDT 2003

On 10-Mar-2003, little flower <flowerlittle at rediffmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to know about mercury back ends. What do you mean by 
> back ends?  From where can I get information regarding this.

In this context, the term "back end" refers to part of the Mercury compiler. 

The file
gives an overview of the Mercury compiler's design, breaking the
compilation process up into six stages.  The first three stages
constitute the "front end" of the compiler, while stages 4-6 constitute
the "back end".  In fact there are several different back-ends,
which can compile Mercury to a variety of different target languages.
For details on these, see

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