[llvm-dev] A libc in LLVM

Siva Chandra via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jun 28 10:14:48 PDT 2019

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 9:29 AM JF Bastien <jfbastien at apple.com> wrote:
> I think I now understand some of the disconnect you and I are having, and I think some of the pushback you’re getting from the community is the same. You’re talking about where you want to start with an LLVM libc. Many in the community (myself included) want to understand where we’ll get with this libc. At steady-state, what does it do? To a certain degree I don’t care about how you get to the steady state: sure the implementation approach is important, and which contributor cares about what parts is important in shaping that evolution, but at the end of the day what matters is where you get.
> So here’s what’s missing: there’s no goal. Right now, your proposal is “let’s do an LLVM libc, starting with what I care about, who’s interested?”
> That’s an OK place to start! You illustrated your needs, others chimed in with theirs, and now you know there’s some interest. However, you should take time now to come up with a plan. What’s this libc actually going to be? I ask a bunch of questions below that I think you need to answer as a next step. Others asked more questions which I didn’t echo, but which you should answer as well. What does this libc aspire to become?

After my first step, my first email to this thread, I was waiting for
someone to drive me towards a process. Your email now has given me
sufficient guidance on how to proceed forward. So thank you for that.

In the coming days, I will start sharing/discussing the information
you are expecting.

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