[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] [RFC] Removal of 'deplibs'?
wendling at apple.com
Wed Nov 28 00:43:25 PST 2012
On Nov 27, 2012, at 8:58 PM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2012, at 6:23 PM, Jason SH Lin <jasonlin.mtk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you remove this keyword, will you keep the backward compatibility in LLVM 3.x?
>> We use this keyword in our project for checking dependent libraries, and we rely on the promise that bitcode format will keep compatible in LLVM 3.x. In our project, we compile and save bitcodes for later use, but we always try to keep our runtime upstream. Hence, we need readers recognize previous version bitcodes as well, at least in LLVM 3.x. However, the incompatibility happened once in LLVM 3.1, and we deeply hope it won't happen again in the future 3.x version.
> I think it is perfectly reasonable to accept and ignore deplibs in old .bc files. Bill, can you take care of that?
I added back support for reading the .bc files in r168779. Please let me know if it works for you.
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