[LLVMbugs] [Bug 4600] New: ReleaseNotes-2.6. html should mention API changes affecting backends

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Tue Jul 21 05:23:52 PDT 2009


           Summary: ReleaseNotes-2.6.html should mention API changes
                    affecting backends
           Product: Documentation
           Version: trunk
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: General docs
        AssignedTo: unassignedbugs at nondot.org
        ReportedBy: edwintorok at gmail.com
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu

I noticed that there were some API changes related to backends:
- using formatted_raw_ostream instead of raw_ostream
- change in how targets are registered:
   - needs creating a new Target variable
   - in the constructor the parent's TargetMachine has to be initialized
   - introduction of a targetinfo directory, that contains a call to

Following the changes made to the C backend made this API update quite easy,
but nevertheless it should be documented.

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