[llvm-dev] Removing LLVM testing tools from the install distribution

Vedant Kumar via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon May 14 14:27:05 PDT 2018

Should the binaries included in an LLVM release be generally useful to a wide audience of toolchain users, or is it OK to ship tools that are only really useful for LLVM development?

If the former is the case, can we consider not shipping tools which are exclusively for testing the compiler? E.g removing these 5 binaries from 5.0.2-rc1 would have saved over a hundred megabytes in uncompressed space for macOS users:

Binary name | Size in megabytes
clang-check: 54.6725
llvm-c-test: 33.8384
clang-import-test: 20.6708
c-index-test: 19.8632
verify-uselistorder: 2.84348


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