[llvm-dev] Target Acceptance Policy

Hal Finkel via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jul 26 12:07:00 PDT 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Renato Golin via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
> To: "Mehdi Amini" <mehdi.amini at apple.com>
> Cc: "LLVM Dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:40:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [llvm-dev] Target Acceptance Policy
> On 26 July 2016 at 18:33, Mehdi Amini <mehdi.amini at apple.com> wrote:
> >> This gives them time
> >> to address all comments with our help. We want targets as much as
> >> they
> >> want to be in LLVM. It's a cooperation and acting inflexibly won't
> >> help anyone.
> >
> > I believe that it helps everyone on the opposite.
> I'm sorry, but I'll never subscribe to inflexibility, no matter the
> argument.

I think there are different kinds of inflexibility. We will use our collective professional judgment. There are some large-scale design changes that we might decide can happen over time. Whatever we decide to accept, however, needs to be in good shape for what it is and follow our coding conventions.


> I think we have reached the point where the conversation is less
> useful because the assumptions are radically opposing.
> I want to hear other people's opinions, too, so we can reach a
> consensus, not just the opinions of two loud guys talking. :)
> cheers,
> --renato
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Hal Finkel
Assistant Computational Scientist
Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Laboratory

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