D bindings for LLVM

Package Information

Version2.0.2 (2017-Feb-11)
CopyrightCopyright © 2013-2017 Moritz Maxeiner, Copyright © 2016-2017 Alex Parrill
AuthorsMoritz Maxeiner, Alex Parrill
Registered byMoritz Maxeiner


To use this package, put the following dependency into your project's dependencies section:




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llvm-d provides bindings to LLVM's C API for the D programming language. It is designed to be linked dynamically against LLVM.


  1. import llvm; all of LLVM's C API's functions should be available
  2. Link against either the correct library (LLVM built as singleton), or the correct libraries (LLVM built as several libraries) Note: That includes ensuring your linker can find them

For example:

import std.stdio;

import llvm;

void main(string[] args)
	static if((asVersion(3, 3, 0) <= LLVM_Version) && (LLVM_Version < asVersion(3, 5, 0)))
		writefln("LLVM multithreading on? %s", cast(bool) LLVMIsMultithreaded());
		writefln("Turning it on"); LLVMStartMultithreaded();
		writefln("LLVM multithreading on? %s", cast(bool) LLVMIsMultithreaded());
		writefln("Turning it off"); LLVMStopMultithreaded();
		writefln("LLVM multithreading on? %s", cast(bool) LLVMIsMultithreaded());

Note that a static if is used to ensure the function calls are only compiled in if llvm-d is set to compile for a viable LLVM version (the multithreaded functions where added to LLVM's C API in the 3.3 development cycle and removed in the 3.5 development cycle; thus they are only available in versions 3.3 and 3.4).

A more complex example showing how to create a jitted function calculating the fibonacci series can be seen at examples/fibonacci/fibonacci.d.

LLVM versions

The LLVM version to be used is selected by setting a conditional compilation version identifier. For DMD, this is the -version argument; for dub, the versions field.

The identifier to set the LLVM version is defined as LLVM_{MAJOR_VERSION}_{MINOR_VERSION}_{PATCH_VERSION}, so to get LLVM version 3.1.0 use LLVM_3_1_0.

Current supported versions are 3.1.0 - 3.9.1 and if no version is given at compile time, 3.9.1 will be assumed.


llvm-d exposes C linkage functions, constants, and types with the same names as LLVM's C API. See the LLVM Doxygen pages for a reference.


llvm-d is released under the MIT license, see LICENSE.txt.

llvm-d uses source code from LLVM that has been ported to D for accessing LLVM's C API. The above paragraph does not apply to that source code - it is a redistribution of LLVM source code.

LLVM is Copyright (c) 2003-2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All rights reserved.

LLVM is distributed under the University of Illinois Open Source License. See for details.

Available versions

2.0.2 2.0.1 2.0.0 1.1.1 1.1.0 1.0.0 ~master