[PATCH] D26179: Bitcode: Introduce BitcodeWriter interface.

Sean Silva via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Nov 23 20:51:16 PST 2016

silvas added a comment.

In https://reviews.llvm.org/D26179#605127, @mehdi_amini wrote:

> In your list, there are some that are IR level tools, it seems strange to me to put them under a "bcutil" umbrella.

I thought about that, but I think the only one that doesn't actually materialize a Module in memory is llvm-bcanalyzer. So in some sense they are all about more than just bitcode. Also, colloquially, "bc file" is often used when IR is meant ("can you send me a bc file of that so I can debug the issue?"; often, textual IR would be fine in those contexts), so I don't think it's that confusing. I agree it's slightly confusing though.


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