[PATCH] Emit Clang version information into .comment section (Clang's part of implementation) [PART 1]

Rafael EspĂ­ndola rafael.espindola at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 07:44:38 PDT 2013

> Clang changes:
> - Added an additional function "EmitVersionIdentMetadata()" to clang/lib/CodeGen/CodeGenModule.cpp. This emits named metadata for the version string. The format of the metadata is:
>     !llvm.ident = !{!N}
>     !N = metadata !{metadata !"clang version string"}

I agree we should include the version information. Do you expect llvm
to reason about this in any way? If not, it might be better for clang
to just emit a global inline asm with the .ident, no?


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