[cfe-dev] [RFC] Adding support for the flang toolchain

Joerg Sonnenberger via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Dec 18 13:35:35 PST 2017


On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 11:02:37PM -0600, xoviat via cfe-dev wrote:
> To add support for this new compiler, PGI needed to make certain
> modifications to the drivers that clang supports, particularly to allow
> clang to invoke the fortran frontend executables and the linker with the
> correct command-line arguments. We (myself as a lowly contributor and PGI)
> think that it makes sense to push these modifications upstream to ease and
> consolidate clang maintenance.

I did a review of the changes half a year ago. There was quite a bit of
unnecessary churn in the repo. The biggest problem from my perspective
is the massive use of magic numbers in the interface. I think that part
should be fixed on the flang side before talking about merging the
patches.

Joerg


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