Can you give some more context here? Aren’t most compiled languages a “Programming language that compiles into a x86 ELF executable”?
Not my own stuff. This is a compiler that turns its C-similar language directly into x86 assembly. As in “forget about LLVM, and all the other complexity, just let me translate directly from source code into an assembly language.”
Sure he hopes to also target something else later, including LLVM, but this makes for an interesting project especially when considering the bootstrap-from-nothing problem.