[llvm-dev] Target Acceptance Policy

Hal Finkel via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jul 26 16:50:18 PDT 2016

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Renato Golin" <renato.golin at linaro.org>
> To: "Hal Finkel" <hfinkel at anl.gov>
> Cc: "LLVM Dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>, "Mehdi Amini" <mehdi.amini at apple.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:16:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [llvm-dev] Target Acceptance Policy
> On 26 July 2016 at 20:07, Hal Finkel <hfinkel at anl.gov> wrote:
> > 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.
> Absolutely. There is a large range of solutions, and we have been
> most
> successful on the ones we picked over the years. I think we should
> continue with the trend.
> What (I think) I have proposed is nothing different than what we've
> been doing (ie. I'm not trying to change the status quo).

Sure; have we accepted backends in the recent past which contained code that did not meet our coding conventions?


> So, if that's not what's coming out, my wording is wrong, please
> advise. If it is, than I don't think we should argue *now*.
> I just want to encode what is, and then, once we have something in,
> working and actively helping people add their targets, we can discuss
> (in separate) the merits of our current policies.
> Maybe I should have said that from the beginning. Oh well, hind sight
> and all.
> --renato

Hal Finkel
Assistant Computational Scientist
Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Laboratory

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