[llvm-dev] LLVM Weekly - #148, Oct 31st 2016

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Mon Oct 31 08:46:54 PDT 2016

LLVM Weekly - #148, Oct 31st 2016

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Welcome to the one hundred and forty-eighth issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly
newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and
related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by [Alex
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I've been at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit this weekend, and am
staying in the Bay Area for the LLVM Developers' Meeting on Thursday and
Friday. I look forward to meeting many of you there.

## News and articles from around the web

The agenda for the LLVM in HPC Workshop is [now

Tom Stellard has shared the proposed [released schedule for LLVM/Clang

## On the mailing lists

* More threads have been posted in preparation for Birds of a Feather
discussions at this week's LLVM Dev Meeting. These include [debug info for
[enhancing LLVM's floating point exception and rounding
and [raising the next generation of LLVM

* Matthias Braun started a thread on [understanding and cleaning up machine
* Peter Smith has given a [handy status update for LLD on

* Peter Collingbourne has kicked off a number of RFC threads. [PointerType
should derive from Type rather than
[moving block info block
[APIs for bitcode files containing multiple
[removing the DataStreamer and MemoryObject
and finally [a more detailed design for ThinLTO and vcall

* Dehao Chen has started an RFC on [retaining profile accuracy in the face of

* A question about the purpose of LLVM IR evolved in to a [discussion about a
potential future GSoC project to provide an API to make it easier to handle
ABI details in LLVM

* Nicolai Hähnle shared an RFC on [convergent and 'co-convergent'
He describes how extra IR attributes would allow profitable transformations
for an SPMD/SIMT backend.

## LLVM commits

* Various methods in TargetLoweringObjectFile now take a GlobalObject rather
than a GlobalValue. Those of you maintaining out-of-tree backends will want to
make a matching change when updating.

* The LLVM Programmer's Manual gained much more documentation on the `Error`
class. [r285122](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL285122).

* Support has been added for AArch64 ILP32 relocations.

* The llvm-cov tool gained support for loading coverage from multiple objects.

* Support was added for a `-strip-nonlinetable-debuginfo` option. This strips
all debug info metadata that isn't directly needed for line tables.

* The llvm-xray tool has been started, initially supporting `llvm-xray
extract` which turns the XRay instrumentation map from an object file into
YAML. [r285165](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL285165).

* The AVR machine code emitter was added along with AVRISelDAGToDAG.

## Clang commits

* Documentation was added describing the components of a complete toolchain
including Clang. [r285341](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL285341).

* A StdLibraryFunctionsChecker was added, but rather than producing reports to
the end-user this checker aims to improve the performance of analysis by
helping to reduce time spent on paths that can be determined to be infeasible
with standard library functions modelled.

* `__builtin_os_log_format` was added.

## Other project commits

* The StreamExecutor project has seen a simplified redesign and a renaming to
Acxxel. [r285111](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL285111),

* libcxx's std::filesystem::path iterators and parser have been rewritten for
performance. [r285526](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL285526),

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