[cfe-dev] Re-targeting clang to a new architecture

Paulo J. Matos pocmatos at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 11:18:59 PDT 2010

Douglas Gregor <dgregor at apple.com> writes:

>>> Since then, there has been some work to make Clang depend on the target's character width rather than assuming it is 8 bits, so the situation has improved.
>> Any thoughts on the different sizes of pointers?
> Those won't be a problem; Clang already handles different pointer sizes.

All in all, this seems to be positive news for Ned. Any news on how
far Ray Fix is with the changes to LLVM regarding the 16bit char? 

Another more general question for the LLVM maintainers, would they be
interested in these changes? Would they integrate possible changes
regarding this upstream? (assume they would actually make LLVM
independent of the char size instead of just changing the dependency
from 8bit to 16bit)? If yes, are there any licensing gotchas regarding
integrating patches upstream?



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