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Getting Started with LLVM Core Libraries by Rafael Auler, Bruno Cardoso Lopes

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Obtaining prebuilt packages

To ease the task of installing the software on your system, LLVM contributors prepare prebuilt packages with the compiled binaries for a specific platform, as opposed to the requirement that you compile the package yourself. Compiling any piece of software can be tricky in some circumstances; it might require some time and should only be necessary if you are using a different platform or actively working on project development. Therefore, if you want a quick way to start with LLVM, explore the available prebuilt packages. In this book, however, we will encourage you to directly hack in to the LLVM source tree. You should be prepared to be able to compile LLVM from source trees yourself.

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