[llvm-dev] LLVM Weekly - #157, Jan 2nd 2017

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LLVM Weekly - #157, Jan 2nd 2017

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Welcome to the one hundred and fifty-seventh issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly
newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and
related projects.
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## News and articles from around the web

Happy New Year! Today marks three whole years of LLVM Weekly issues - in fact
an unbroken streak of 157 consecutive Mondays so far. Thank you to all of my
readers, especially those who have helped keep me motivated by providing
feedback or have assisted in suggesting content for inclusion. I hope you all
have a happy and productive 2017, punctuated of course by a new LLVM Weekly
issue in your inbox at the start of every week.

A group at the UFMG compilers laboratory have
[DawnCC](http://cuda.dcc.ufmg.br/dawn/), a tool to automatically insert
OpenACC or OpenMP pragmas.

The first bay-area LLVM social of 2017 will be [taking
place](http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2017-January/108618.html) this
Tuesday the 5th at 7pm.

## On the mailing lists

* Davide Italiano has [shared some
on issues with sparse conditional constant propagation (SCCP) in the presence
of undef, and some ideas on addressing them.

* Piotr Padlewski has kicked off a discussion on [enforcing or further
encouraging the use of clang-tidy in LLVM
The thread also includes a related but somewhat parallel discussion on the use
of `emplace_back` in LLVM.

* Vedant Kumar has provided a [really helpful
of the definition of clobber and local dependence in the context of

* Davide Italiano has put out a [call for
to help identify remaining issues with the NewGVN pass.

## LLVM commits

* The new pass manager is continuing to make progress. With this commit, the
whole LLVM test suite can be built at O3 using it.

* A new 'element-wise atomic' memcpy intrinsic has been introduced.

* AVX-512 instructions that can be encoded with a shorter 'VEX' prefix
encoding, now will be. [r290663](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL290663).

* Module metadata is now indexed in bitcode, which allows the reader to load
records lazily on-demand. [r290690](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL290690).

## Clang commits

* Relaxed matching of template template arguments in C++17 was implemented,
but is disabled by default. [r290792](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL290792).

* A new checker was added for suspected misuse of enums.

## Other project commits

* The performance of libcxx's implementation of string::find has been improved
dramatically. [r290761](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL290761).

* libcxx can now use a throwing version of `_LIBCPP_ASSERT` in its tests.

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