[llvm-branch-commits] [llvm-branch] r245534 - Add release notes for the typeless pointer work.

David Blaikie via llvm-branch-commits llvm-branch-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Aug 19 18:58:24 PDT 2015

Author: dblaikie
Date: Wed Aug 19 20:58:23 2015
New Revision: 245534

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=245534&view=rev
Add release notes for the typeless pointer work.


Modified: llvm/branches/release_37/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/branches/release_37/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst?rev=245534&r1=245533&r2=245534&view=diff
--- 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 ...
 .. NOTE

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