[llvm-dev] Textual IR value names

David Greene via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jan 10 12:06:55 PST 2019

via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> Also, the textual IR is really a developer/debugging tool, not
> something an end-user would be expected to look at, so the textual
> names would be largely pointless in a release build.

Our customers using our (non-LLVM-based) Fortran compiler have the
ability to dump internal IR(-ish) and examine it.  Some find it useful
to understand how the compiler transforms their code.  So it's not quite
right to say such dumps are pointless.  It depends on the user.


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