[cfe-dev] Webinar: A New Flang - Interactive Code Review and Design Discussion (July 11)

Hal Finkel via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jul 11 08:36:55 PDT 2018


Hi, everyone,

As a quick reminder, this starts in just over 20 minutes.

Thanks again,

Hal


On 06/27/2018 09:42 AM, Stephen Scalpone via cfe-dev wrote:
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> We've scheduled two one-hour interactive webinars where NVIDIA will
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> This is a calendar invitation for the presentation scheduled for July
> 11.  The first presentation is scheduled for July 2; there’s a similar
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> To those of you who are contributors to any part of Clang or Flang,
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> *A New Flang - Interactive Code Review and Design Discussion*
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> Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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> 9:00 am  |  Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)  |  1 hr
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> The team developing Flang
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> To address this desire, as announced briefly at EuroLLVM,
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> You can find the work-in-progress frontend here:
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> Thank you to Hal Finkel for moderating the doodle poll and
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> P.S. If you want to have a technical discussion about Flang
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> Thegoal is to create a Fortran frontend that might eventually
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Hal Finkel
Lead, Compiler Technology and Programming Languages
Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Laboratory

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