[llvm-dev] LLVM Weekly - #323, Mar 9th 2020

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Mon Mar 9 12:49:26 PDT 2020

LLVM Weekly - #323, Mar 9th 2020

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Welcome to the three hundred and twenty-third issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly
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## News and articles from around the web

Arnaud Allard de Grandmaison sent a [holding
note](http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2020-March/139810.html) for
EuroLLVM'20. "If you have not yet booked your travel or accommodation, please
hold on until you receive further information from us. We expect to be able to
provide an update before the end of the week."

## On the mailing lists

* The second edition of the MLIR bi-weekly newsletter [is now
As a community effort, credit is due to the range of contributors who give
their time to make it happen. Highlights include [slides from Chris Lattner's
CGO talk on MLIR](https://llvm.discourse.group/t/mlir-cgo-talk-slides/654)
which includes a suggested plan on how to incrementally migrate clang to MLIR
infrastructure, and a [canonical publication on

* ORC JIT Weekly #7 [is
JITEventListener support is in the works, and Swift's immediate mode has moved

* Louis Dionne [shared further motivations for allowing PRs on GitHub for some

* Jon Chesterfield shared an RFC on [allowing cheaper indirect calls through
the generation of
using a trampoline to allow a form of the function with a more optimised ABI
to co-exist with the externally visible interface.

* Fernando Magno Quintao Pereira reports they have [separated 128,411 from a
range of open source repos as part of the AnghaBench
effort](http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2020-March/139681.html), with
the hope files in the form described may be appropriate for importing into the
LLVM test suite.

* Vangelis Tsiatsianas shared the result of their master's thesis work over
the past 7 months, [proof of concept support for live reverse debugging in

## LLVM commits

* Documentation on the community code review process was rewritten and
expanded. [4d0339a](https://reviews.llvm.org/rG4d0339aecb6).

* Relaxations were implemented to reduce the number of nops needed for
alignment padding on X86 (e.g. converting near jumps to far jumps when
possible). [f708c82](https://reviews.llvm.org/rGf708c823f06).

* The GlobalISel Localizer was extended to enable intra-block localisation of
already-local uses. [e91e1df6](https://reviews.llvm.org/rGe91e1df6ab7).

* An IR MatrixBuiler was committed.

* LLVM learned to generate directives like `cfi_restore`.

* TimeTrace is now supported in LLVM's new pass manager.

## Clang commits

* Clang now defaults to C17 for C inputs, matching the behaviour of GCC 8.1.

* clang-doc's Markdown output was improved.

* A driver option was added to select the SYCL version.

## Other project commits

* New documentation was added on creating an MLIR dialect.

* The `__clear_cache` builtin was ported to RISC-V.

* libc gained implementations of `abort` and `_Exit`.

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