[llvm-dev] [RFC] Renaming f18....

David Greene via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Apr 30 14:02:33 PDT 2019

"Finkel, Hal J. via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> On 4/30/19 9:33 AM, David Greene via llvm-dev wrote:
>> "fortran" seems far too generic to me.  What distinguishes it from a
>> different Fortran compiler?
>> What about "flange" (Fortran language environment)?  It's distinct from
>> the already-in-use-by-two-projects "flang" yet fits in with the existing
>> "clang" naming scheme.  Plus it captures the fact that the Fortran
>> runtime is a rather large piece of work.
> I think that we should call the project flang and the name of the drive
> should also be flang. With all due respect to the other projects called
> flang, and I've been involved in at least two of them, the goal has
> always been to have an upstream fortran compiler called flang, and if
> this is our upstream fortran compiler, it should be called flang.
> The fact that the Clang mailing list is called cfe-dev, etc. instead of
> clang-dev, etc. is confusing to those outside of the community. I think
> that we should not repeat that kind of difference, and we should name
> the mailing lists, directories, etc. based on "flang" as well.


I only suggested a different name because I assumed a different name was


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