[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] RFC: A Great Renaming of Things (or: Let's Repaint ALL the Bikesheds!)

Chandler Carruth chandlerc at google.com
Thu Nov 22 03:07:18 PST 2012

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 2:49 AM, "C. Bergström"
<cbergstrom at pathscale.com> wrote:
> On 11/22/12 04:53 PM, NAKAMURA Takumi wrote:
>> 2012/11/22 Chandler Carruth<chandlerc at google.com>:
>>> Hello LLVM&  Clang hackers!
>>> Based on a discussion with Chris, I would like to propose a Great
>>> Renaming of Things for the 3.3-era LLVM and Clang codebase.
>>> First and foremost, the two most significant changes I would like to
>>> make:
>>> 1) llvm/lib/VMCore/... ->  llvm/lib/IR/...
> (-1 karma to self for participating in bikeshed)
> I'm not sure how and if this change would affect my group, but I'd have a
> slight preference to llvm/lib/LLVMIR/

I'm pretty opposed to repeating LLVM in the name of any directory...
There's absolutely no ambiguity here.

> While the current naming may not be the best I'm -1 for the change in
> general.

Are there any serious reasons or concerns? I'm well aware that this
will impose a cost on out-of-tree projects, but on the whole it should
be pretty minimal and consist of some applications of 'sed'.

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