[flang-dev] Notes from the Flang Roundtable

Andrzej Warzynski via flang-dev flang-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Nov 22 02:02:27 PST 2021

On 18/11/2021 22:32, Damian Rouson via flang-dev wrote:
>     _OTHER TOPICS_____
>       * Driver can make an executable now!____
>           o Is now a good time to switch name from flang-new to flang?
> This it sounds like a good idea to me.  

In general, people would like `flang` to remain the LLVM Flang tool that 
can generate executables. That's the main blocker here.

> On a possibly related note, at 
> what point in the process does an end user have the experience of 
> installing flang and producing an executable file with something like 
> "flang hello_world.f90"? 

This will be available on `fir-dev` once #1215 [2] is merged. As for 
`main` - depends on the progress with upstreaming.

> And when will the end user be able to install 
> flang via common package managers?

We would have to ask people involved in preparing these packages. We are 
getting there though - starting from LLVM 13, Flang is included with the 
binary packages released by LLVM [1].

[1] https://github.com/flang-compiler/f18-llvm-project/pull/1215
[2] https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/releases

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