[llvm-dev] [RFC] Renaming f18....

Stephen Scalpone via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jun 6 12:50:59 PDT 2019


So "flang" it is.  I'll ask the llvm-admin team to create a flang-dev mailing list and the required repos and directories for tools/flang.  Thanks everyone for your feedback.

 - Steve

´╗┐On 4/30/19, 2:02 PM, "llvm-dev on behalf of David Greene via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org on behalf of llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

    "Finkel, Hal J. via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:
    
    > On 4/30/19 9:33 AM, David Greene via llvm-dev wrote:
    >> "fortran" seems far too generic to me.  What distinguishes it from a
    >> different Fortran compiler?
    >>
    >> What about "flange" (Fortran language environment)?  It's distinct from
    >> the already-in-use-by-two-projects "flang" yet fits in with the existing
    >> "clang" naming scheme.  Plus it captures the fact that the Fortran
    >> runtime is a rather large piece of work.
    >
    >
    > I think that we should call the project flang and the name of the drive
    > should also be flang. With all due respect to the other projects called
    > flang, and I've been involved in at least two of them, the goal has
    > always been to have an upstream fortran compiler called flang, and if
    > this is our upstream fortran compiler, it should be called flang.
    >
    > The fact that the Clang mailing list is called cfe-dev, etc. instead of
    > clang-dev, etc. is confusing to those outside of the community. I think
    > that we should not repeat that kind of difference, and we should name
    > the mailing lists, directories, etc. based on "flang" as well.
    
    +100
    
    I only suggested a different name because I assumed a different name was
    desired.
    
                             -David
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