[llvm-commits] Initial TableGen language reference

Jakob Stoklund Olesen stoklund at 2pi.dk
Wed Jan 2 16:30:11 PST 2013

On Jan 2, 2013, at 4:19 PM, Sean Silva <silvas at purdue.edu> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Jakob Stoklund Olesen <stoklund at 2pi.dk> wrote:
>> What are your plans for the existing 'TableGen Fundamentals' document?
> I envision "LangRef" (the name is tentative) being a lot more formal,
> like a spec, and only dealing with the language in and of itself
> (roughly: how to understand a given construct in terms of how it
> affects the final set of records represented by the TableGen file).
> The document can be written assuming that the reader knows what
> TableGen is, why they would want to use it, etc.
> In contrast, I envision TableGenFundamentals being more like a
> manual/introduction, whose content/organization/style is tailored to
> motivating and imparting a practical and conceptual understanding of
> the tool as a whole (including things like TableGen backends, although
> that probably deserves its own document). Having a "LangRef" to link
> to will probably be able to simplify some aspects of
> TableGenFundamentals as well.

Makes sense.


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