[LLVMdev] Dropped support for IR-level extended linking support (archives, etc.)

Eric Christopher echristo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 12:53:32 PST 2013

It's usually best to reply to the actual commit, I've cc'd Daniel who did
that commit though.


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Chris Cadwallader
<ccadwallader at arxan.com>wrote:

> r172749 removed Linker/LinkArchives.cpp and Linker/LinkItems.cpp citing:
> This code is dead, and the "right" way to get this support is to use the
>    platform-specific linker-integrated LTO mechanisms, or the forthcoming LLVM
>    linker.
> Could someone please expand on what the "right way" is and these LTO
> mechanisms or where I can find further information? We used several
> functions in LinkItems.cpp to create a single bitcode module prior to
> processing.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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