[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] Reminder: 2.7 code freeze in 1.5 weeks

Holger Schurig holgerschurig at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 03:42:02 PST 2010

> I may have misunderstood, but I figured that Doug is suggesting
> to get known issues fixed so that clang++ might be ready for
> broader testing.

I read that clang-c++ can "barely" compile CMake, Firefox, Qt, 
and even parts of Boost. Just with a debug compile (where the 
debug info isn't the essential info, but the lack of 

Now this two week delay would be used to get the optimizations 
hopefully into a state where they don't suck anymore, e.g. where 
Firefox doesn't crash when compiled with -O2. While this is 
certainly nice and a pre-requisite for the "outcoming party", 
it's the minimum that is necessary.

What I propose is to continue with LLVM 2.7 release as planned, 
without c++ support. This way c++ get's some months for 
development time. Those months can then be used to make 
clang-c++ really nice, not just "barely usable, three apps 
compiled and didn't crash immediately".

When LLVM 2.8 comes out, it's C++ support can be really nice, and 
*THAT* will give a nice PR effect. An outcome party that is 
worth visiting. Or more like a baptism where both the people in 
the church and the angles in the heaves rejoice.


More information about the cfe-dev mailing list