[llvm-dev] [RFC] Make Lanai backend non-experimental

Chris Lattner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Jul 25 14:41:04 PDT 2016

On Jul 25, 2016, at 11:46 AM, Chandler Carruth via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> A few basic rules to get accepted are if:
>  * the target exists and can be easily purchased / emulated for
> investigating problems,
>  * there are official documents / specs published by the project /
> company that maintains the targets,
> Most of your list makes a lot of sense to me Renato, but these two items don't really.
> I think a large number of targets in tree would be *extremely* hard to purchase and directly investigate problems. As examples:
> - Hexagon
> - SystemZ
> - XCore
> I'm sure it is theoretically possible for me to acquire such a system and test on it, but the amount of time and energy it would take make it a practical impossibility.

I agree, but it isn’t completely unreasonable to expect a simulator to be available.

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