[LLVMdev] Interest in contributing to LLVM

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Tue Dec 23 11:11:42 PST 2014

On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:17:42PM +0530, Aditya Kamath wrote:
> During the course I have spent time in going through LLVM source code
> including the lexical analysis and parsing phases, and some of the
> transformation passes. I also have played with the Kaleidoscope tutorial.
> The experience has got me very interested in the field of programming
> languages and I would like to help the community in the best way I can.

A good start is Bugzilla (http://llvm.org/bugs/). There is a wide
variety of bugs with different degrees of difficulty and required
knowledge. If you have been working with the Clang parser, #21805 looks
nice. There are other cases with crashes-on-invalid, we want to reduce
that or fix them outright. Another topic, but somewhat more boring, is
general Bugzilla cleaning. We have many bug reports with test cases and
it is often unclear if the problem still exists. So going over the bugs
with test cases and retrying them is certainly helpful. Afterwards, add
a comment on which revision you tested :)


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