[LLVMdev] [PATCH] - Union types, attempt 2

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Tue Jan 12 14:11:28 PST 2010

On Jan 11, 2010, at 4:30 PM, Talin wrote:

> I'm working on a new version of the patch.
> Another thing I wanted to ask about - do you prefer to have one  
> giant patch that has everything, or a series of incremental patches?  
> I can see advantages either way.

A series of incremental patches is strongly preferred, starting with  

> Normally I would want to do this as a series of incremental patches,  
> however this is a rather large project and it may take me quite a  
> while before it's completely done. I don't doubt that I will need  
> some assistance when it comes to the trickier parts (like the  
> optimization aspects you mentioned.) So there's a risk involved in  
> submitting the first one or two patches, because the final patch  
> might not be ready in time for the next release.
> On the other hand, it will be a lot easier for others to assist if  
> we go ahead and submit the initial work.

No problem, just submit it as you go.  When the langref piece goes in,  
just say in it that this is an experimental feature in development.   
Thanks Talin,


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