[llvm-dev] LLVM Weekly - #276, April 15th 2019

Alex Bradbury via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Apr 15 11:41:04 PDT 2019

LLVM Weekly - #276, April 15th 2019

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Welcome to the two hundred and seventy-sixth issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly
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## News and articles from around the web

f18, the Fortran compiler and runtime project [has been accepted as part of
the LLVM

The MLIR (Multi-Level Intermediate Representation) project has been
[open-sourced](https://github.com/tensorflow/mlir), and will be proposed as an
LLVM subproject.

LLVM 7.1.0-final [has been

## On the mailing lists

* Peter Collingbourne
[reports](http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/cfe-dev/2019-April/062028.html) on
his work to move automatic variable initialisation to constructors.

* Dmitri Gribenko
an off-list discussion about adding lifetime analysis to Clang.

* Tom Stellard has posted the [proposed 8.0.1 release

## LLVM commits

* DbgEntityHistoryCalculate can now track multiple registers, increasing the
accuracy of debug info. [r358073](https://reviews.llvm.org/rL358073).

* New documentation was added on adding a constrained floating-point intrinsic.

* The `LLVM_ENABLE_CXX1Y/Z` CMake flags were replaced with `LLVM_CXX_STD`.

* A CRC32 implementation was added to the Support library.

* AsmPrinter was refactored to remove AsmVariant, as it was only used for X86
and can be queried from a MachineInstr for that target

* The RISC-V backend can now place data smaller than eight bytes into the small
data section, providing more opportunities for linker relaxation to optimise
accesses. [r358150](https://reviews.llvm.org/rL358150).

## Clang commits

* Clang gained parsing support for C++20 module declarations, import
declarations and the global and private module fragment.

* Incorrect use of lookahead was removed from the `_Pragma` handling in the
preprocessor. [r358230](https://reviews.llvm.org/rL358230).

## Other project commits

* Comment lines of the form `//------` were removed en masse from the LLDB
codebase. [r358135](https://reviews.llvm.org/rL358135).

* LLVM's OpenMP implementation gained support for OpenMP 5.0 memory management.

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