[3.6 Release] Time to fix the release notes

Hans Wennborg hans at chromium.org
Thu Feb 19 16:59:10 PST 2015

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Kaelyn Takata <rikka at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:05 AM, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
>> > The 3.6 release is drawing nearer, but the release notes could still
>> > use a lot of improvement:
>> >
>> > LLVM:
>> > https://github.com/llvm-mirror/llvm/blob/release_36/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst
>> > Clang:
>> > https://github.com/llvm-mirror/clang/blob/release_36/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst
>> >
>> > The good news is that they can be updated all the way up until
>> > release. If you have a patch for the release notes, commit it directly
>> > to the branch, or send it to me and I'll commit it for you. It doesn't
>> > even have to be a patch proper, just send me some text!
>> Kaelyn, do you want to add something about delayed type correction to
>> the Clang notes?
> I'm not sure what would be good to add--while the internal work was pretty
> extensive, the only user-visible changes are that the typo suggestions given
> are a bit smarter mainly in large or complex translation units (mostly in
> more corner-like cases such as getting the right combination of corrections
> when a single expression has multiple typos, or where multiple
> equally-likely corrections can be disambiguated based on additional
> information about the expression in which the typo occurs, or choosing a
> textually less-close correction based on e.g. the arguments or return value
> if it is a function call). Which is to say, it now tries a bit harder to
> give a usable suggestion in more cases, with fewer situations where it could
> have suggested something but didn't, or where the suggestion caused more
> compilation errors. Oh, and there are now more cases where it can
> successfully recover when the suggestion is a keyword that changes how the
> expression is parsed.

Thanks, I've added a short blurb based on that in

 - Hans

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