[llvm-dev] [LLVMdev] [RFC] Developer Policy for LLVM C API

deadal nix via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Aug 16 21:49:38 PDT 2015

2015-08-16 21:47 GMT-07:00 Eric Christopher <echristo at gmail.com>:

> On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 6:45 PM deadal nix via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Chiming in with http://reviews.llvm.org/D10725
>> Being able to read and generate IR is at least some very basic thing we
>> can agree on is needed. Can we get some testing for it ? Personally I don't
>> really mind if this is going to be stable or not, but at least, having some
>> test coverage would allow to take whatever path that is going to be taken
>> willingly.
> Right, and that's the problem. Expanding the C API to cover reading and
> generating IR in a stable way will lock the C++ API down in a way that I'm
> not comfortable with - I think it has already gone too far.
> -eric

That seems like a bare minimum.

The C++ evolve from one version to another, what is preventing the C API to
do the same ?
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