[PATCH] D26042: Consolidate BumpPtrAllocators.

Rui Ueyama via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 28 14:04:33 PDT 2016

In the meantime, let me submit this patch, as the discussion is not about
this particular patch. I need this to be submitted for another pending

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Rafael Espíndola <
rafael.espindola at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 28 October 2016 at 16:16, Mehdi Amini <mehdi.amini at apple.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Oct 28, 2016, at 1:14 PM, Mehdi Amini <mehdi.amini at apple.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Oct 28, 2016, at 1:00 PM, Rafael Espíndola <
> rafael.espindola at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> I’m fine with keeping our disagreement about the lld “style”.
> >>>>
> >>>> Just keep in mind that this is not a direction that is “encouraging
> everyone” to be involved or care about lld.
> >>>
> >>> That is fine. The objective of the new ELF linker is simple: be the
> >>> best ELF linker out there. The objective is not to have it be a
> >>> generic reusable framework os to maximize the number of people
> >>> involved in it.
> >>
> >> Not being reusable just does not line up with what *I* would expect
> from a LLVM project in general. We wouldn’t have this discussion if you had
> started a separate linker project on GitHub.
> >
> > To be clear: I’m just expressing a personal view and expectation here:
> there is nothing wrong with building an awesome monolithic linker that
> solves real problem otherwise (which is what I believe you are doing with
> lld).
> Yes, that is exactly what we are doing.
> And for any design (why the quotes?) decision there are those that
> disagree. Now, given that the people actually writing the linker
> agreed on the design, I don't see why they would not follow it because
> someone else doesn't like it.
> Note that is perfectly symmetrical. If you start working on a library
> with a design I disagree with, the design might prevent me from
> contributing to it. That is fine. I would not try to say that *you*
> should code something in the way *I* think is right. Please don't try
> to force your design preference unto the people writing the ELF lld.
> Cheers,
> Rafael
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