gccas - optimizing LLVM assembler
gccas [options] filename
The gccas utility takes an LLVM assembly file generated by the llvmgcc or llvmg++ front-ends and converts it into an LLVM bytecode file. It is primarily used by the GCC front end, and as such, attempts to mimic the interface provided by the default system assembler so that it can act as a ``drop-in'' replacement.
gccas performs a number of optimizations on the input program, including but not limited to: promotion of stack values to SSA registers; elimination of dead globals, function arguments, code, and types; tail-call elimination; loop-invariant code motion; global common-subexpression elimination; and sparse conditional constant propagation.
If gccas succeeds, it will exit with an exit status of 0. Otherwise, if an error occurs, it will exit with a non-zero exit status.
Maintained by the LLVM Team (http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu).