[llvm-dev] Interested in writing for the LLVM blog?

Sanjoy Das via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 17 19:43:40 PDT 2016

Hi Tanya,

I can volunteer to contribute a post each on the following two topics
if there is sufficient interest:

 - Why IPO over comdats (C++ inline functions etc.) is difficult:
mainly summarizing the issues discussed in

 - Deoptimization support in LLVM: covering how operand bundles,
llvm.experimental.deoptimize, llvm.experimental.guard and
llvm.experimental.gc.statepoint come together to provide a first-class
representation for deoptimization state, and how we can write
speculative optimizations within the LLVM framework.

-- Sanjoy

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Tanya Lattner via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> On May 17, 2016, at 3:41 PM, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
>>> On 17 May 2016 at 22:41, Tanya Lattner via llvm-dev
>>> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>>> If you are interested in volunteering for this position OR if you are
>>>> interested in writing a blog post, please send me an email.
>>> Why don't we communicate the releases, candidates, problems, and dates
>>> on the blog, too? Thorough discussions still go on the list, but
>>> status update could go on the blog, at least one for each RC.
>>> Some people complained we don't communicate as efficiently as we
>>> should, maybe that could be an official channel to interact with our
>>> users, not just via the mailing list (which has very high volume).
>> I was going to reply that I do post the release announcements on the
>> blog, but now I see I forgot to do that for 3.8 :-/
>> Last time, I talked about posting to llvm-announce about release
>> candidates, etc., but never actually followed through as I was
>> ambivalent about how people would perceive the signal-to-noise ratio.
>> It's similar for the blog: is info about release candidates valuable
>> for those not involved enough to read llvm-dev, or would it be
>> perceived as noise, hiding more important contents? I'm pretty
>> undecided…
> I agree that posting release announcements to the blog is a good thing. I’m also on the fence about release schedule, candidates, problems, etc because I view the blog as a way to advertise our work and successes to those who aren’t necessarily a part of the LLVM community. I think we could improve the website to more adequately communicate some of this information. We do also have the release-testers mailing list now which is much lower volume.
> I’m open to other opinions on the subject. :)
> -Tanya
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Sanjoy Das

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