Developer reference for Engines

Standard engine

Usually, back-end output and runtime are closely tied and hardly independent. In order to avoid the dispersion of the development effort by having multiple back-end/engine combination, we have introduced a standard API between produced C++ code and engine. This means that the regular back-end can be used with several engines, provided that these engines only rely on the published API.

Currently, we have two standard engines:

  • the reference engine that strictly implements the BIP semantic as defined by the language with no effort towards optimization. Readability has precedence over performances. This leads to a very slow execution platform in some not-so-rare use cases.
  • an optimized engine, still in early stage development. Even if this engine implements basic optimization, the performance boost is huge.

Full API

Need for a documentation about this API.

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