[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] FIXME Hunt Round Table

Anastasia Stulova via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 29 06:22:27 PDT 2021

This topic is very relevant indeed. I made a quick check in the clang sources and this is the FIXME count for different releases:

Release  #FIXME  Increase
14           6101       12
13           6089       57
12           6032       242
11           5790       134
10           5656       320
9             5336       286
8             5050       53
7             4997       200
6             4797       157
5             4640       214
4             4426

In summary, the number of FIXMEs keeps growing... While I think we should definitely address this I feel it might not be easy within 1h slot. This could be an excellent task for a Hacker Lab for example. I am not sure though whether it is planned for this year?

Other formats we can consider are:

  *   Brainstorming our FIXME policy and what can be done to avoid/reduce the growth. Should we start tagging FIXMEs by a domain or severity level and etc to help find the most relevant ones?
  *   Build some tooling e.g. finding the oldest FIXMEs or checking which domains have more FIXMEs. I would particularly be interested in a way to classify them... It's been a while I am trying to find a way to filter OpenCL-specific FIXMEs. I think finding relevant FIXME could be a good first step forward.

Overall I would be happy to join this session in whichever format as soon as it is in reasonable enough timing for me (AM hours would work best!).


From: cfe-dev <cfe-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org> on behalf of David Blaikie via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>
Sent: 28 October 2021 20:55
To: Vassil Vassilev <v.g.vassilev at gmail.com>
Cc: llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>; Clang Dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>
Subject: Re: [cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] FIXME Hunt Round Table

I like the idea, and would be happy to help in an advisory capacity - answering folks questions about whether a given FIXME is easy/hard (as far as I know) and where to go to maybe fix it. But doubt I have the motivation to be driving/working on fixes myself, unfortunately.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 3:05 AM Vassil Vassilev via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org<mailto:llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:
Hi folks,

   I was thinking to submit a round table focusing on resolving FIXMEs
in the codebase of clang and llvm. The idea is FIXME hunters to bring a
laptop and start hunting down the 13K FIXMEs in both codebases.

   Ideally we would invite code owners to provide key insights and to
possibly review patches quickly.

   I am wondering if that sounds fun and are there people willing to engage?

Best, Vassil

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