[LLVMdev] is anyone using the sparc backend?
Adve, Vikram Sadanand
vadve at illinois.edu
Tue Oct 25 12:50:40 PDT 2011
I agree it would be nice if we had a regular maintainer. But the back end is quite valuable despite these bugs. Moreover, I suspect that many of the users will be somewhat short term (a paper, a thesis, a template for a new back end) and so would be reluctant to sign up as regular maintainers. That is still useful, though.
Professor, Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On Oct 25, 2011, at 12:15 PM, Chris Lattner wrote:
> FYI, I completely agree that we shouldn't remove the sparc target. However, it is currently unmaintained, and has some pretty glaring bugs. Is anyone interested in stepping up to maintain the target?
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 6:35 AM, Vikram Adve wrote:
>> Sparc is a popular target for architecture simulators, and removing that back end would force people using such simulators to use some other compiler infrastructure. Sparc is also useful for University courses. I'd strongly discourage removing this back end.
>> Professor, Computer Science
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>> On Oct 25, 2011, at 4:00 AM, <llvmdev-request at cs.uiuc.edu>
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>>> I'm removing old targets that no longer appear actively maintained,
>>> to reduce the burden for target-independent codegen maintenance.
>>> Does anyone object to the removal of the Sparc backend?
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