[cfe-dev] Maintaining a clang fork

Nat! via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Mar 10 08:41:59 PST 2016


Hi

I am just wondering if anyone has experiences maintaining a clang fork 
and how you do it ?

It wasn't very easy for me to move from 3.7 to 3.8, since there were 
about 2000 commits I had to merge. git wasn't too clever with the merge 
either, finding stuff to merge in files I had never touched. In the end 
I reversed my mode of operation, and merged into master from my branch, 
using -strategy ours to keep mainline intact and preferred to reedit 
many of my changes.

It would appear advantageous to have some sort of continous integration, 
where each commit from mainline is automatically merged into my branch 
and then a compile is attempted. If things break, the integration stops. 
Otherwise it just keeps on churning. If this makes things really easier 
though, I don't know. Does this exist ?

Ciao
    Nat!


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