[llvm-branch-commits] [llvm-branch] r245534 - Add release notes for the typeless pointer work.
David Blaikie via llvm-branch-commits
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Wed Aug 19 18:58:24 PDT 2015
Date: Wed Aug 19 20:58:23 2015
New Revision: 245534
Add release notes for the typeless pointer work.
--- llvm/branches/release_37/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst (original)
+++ llvm/branches/release_37/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst Wed Aug 19 20:58:23 2015
@@ -79,6 +79,14 @@ Non-comprehensive list of changes in thi
own bitcode records and assembly syntax (documented in LangRef). The debug
info verifier has been merged with the main verifier.
+* LLVM IR and APIs are in a period of transition to aid in the removal of
+ pointer types (the end goal being that pointers are typeless/opaque - void*,
+ if you will). Some APIs and IR constructs have been modified to take
+ explicit types that are currently checked to match the target type of their
+ pre-existing pointer type operands. Further changes are still needed, but the
+ more you can avoid using PointerType::getPointeeType, the easier the
+ migration will be.
* ... next change ...
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