[LLVMdev] Documentation of malloc/free

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Mon Dec 7 08:18:36 PST 2009

On Dec 7, 2009, at 2:13 AM, Florian Merz wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I noticed that MallocInst and FreeInst have been removed from the LLVM IR as 
> well as the language reference[1]. May I propose that at least some 
> placeholder is left in that document telling the reader that these 
> instructions have been removed. This should be kept in at least until there is 
> one official release that does not support these instructions anymore.
> The same goes for the addition of the indirect branch instruction. A note in 
> the language reference would be nice telling the reader when this instruction 
> has been added to the language.

Hi Florian,

The documentation for LLVM is intended to describe the state of the system without a historical view.  To get the historical view we put major changes in the release notes.  These haven't been written yet for 2.7 though.


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