[LLVMdev] GSoC project questions.

Duncan Sands baldrick at free.fr
Sat May 4 00:46:38 PDT 2013


On 24/04/13 21:43, Alex L wrote:
>     If you are going to work on improvements in this area, then it would
>     help to add them to the proposal (maybe that will move other, not so
>     important, features out of scope).
> That would be a good idea indeed.
>     The EQUIVALENCE keyword is deprecated, still I don't know if it is still
>     widely used in F77 code. I think one of the main resaons it was deprecated
>     is that it voids all type checking
> Thanks, I did miss this one.
>     FWIW, this is still widely used in F77 code (as are common blocks). This is,
>     essentially, how you get 'union' in Fortran. I think it is not used much in
>     modern Fortran, however. I recommend that we should at least think about how
>     to support these various things, but only actually do it up front if it is
>     in BLAS.
> I just did a search through BLAS sources and EQUIVALENCE isn't used there. I
> might consider getting rid of it for the proposal. The COMMON blocks aren't used
> in BLAS too.

you may want to see what LLVM IR dragonegg produces for these.  When
investigating tricky cases, seeing what an existing LLVM based Fortran
compiler produces could be quite helpful.

Ciao, Duncan.

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