[llvm] r260037 - [docs] Remove a stale and confusing section from GettingStarted

Philip Reames via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Sun Feb 7 07:49:57 PST 2016

Author: reames
Date: Sun Feb  7 09:49:57 2016
New Revision: 260037

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=260037&view=rev
[docs] Remove a stale and confusing section from GettingStarted

The mentioned environment variable doesn't appear to have any use in the LLVM repository.  If it is still relevant for clang, we can consider adding it to the clang getting started page.

Patch inspired by documentation work by Ben Nathanson at the LLVM Bloomberg sprint.


Modified: llvm/trunk/docs/GettingStarted.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/trunk/docs/GettingStarted.rst?rev=260037&r1=260036&r2=260037&view=diff
--- llvm/trunk/docs/GettingStarted.rst (original)
+++ llvm/trunk/docs/GettingStarted.rst Sun Feb  7 09:49:57 2016
@@ -132,9 +132,8 @@ Here's the short story for getting up an
 Consult the `Getting Started with LLVM`_ section for detailed information on
-configuring and compiling LLVM.  See `Setting Up Your Environment`_ for tips
-that simplify working with the Clang front end and LLVM tools.  Go to `Program
-Layout`_ to learn about the layout of the source code tree.
+configuring and compiling LLVM.  Go to `Program Layout`_ to learn about the 
+layout of the source code tree.
@@ -430,22 +429,6 @@ appropriate pathname on your local syste
   object files and compiled programs will be placed.  It can be the same as
-.. _Setting Up Your Environment:
-Setting Up Your Environment
-In order to compile and use LLVM, you may need to set some environment
-  [Optional] This environment variable helps LLVM linking tools find the
-  locations of your bitcode libraries. It is provided only as a convenience
-  since you can specify the paths using the -L options of the tools and the
-  C/C++ front-end will automatically use the bitcode files installed in its
-  ``lib`` directory.
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