Attract attention of bugs/feature wishes

Hi LLVM devs,

I am wondering how you handle bug entries and how I can attract the
attention of bugs I want to get fixed. Last time I followed an annoying
bug, it was closed by chance and an other developer pointed out, that by
the way my bug was fixed.

My two recent examples are

Bug 17862 - Support attribute deprecated for template alias
Bug 21629 - Warning "missing braces around initializer" causing problems
with std::array

Nobody commented on them, they seemed to be ignored. I don't know
whether nobody care, nobody has time, or whether the bugs are utterly
stupid.

So what can I do beside fixing them myself? Should I vote and ask all my
friends to vote, too? Or spamming the mailing list like with this very
email?

Bye
Christoph

These issues seem to be in the Clang C++ front-end. This list is for the LLVM back-end. You may have better luck if you contact cfe-dev@cs.uiuc.edu instead.

Nobody commented on them, they seemed to be ignored. I don't know
whether nobody care, nobody has time, or whether the bugs are utterly
stupid.

Sorry, I'm not aware of any organized handling of bug reports, or formal policy on the handling of bug reports. I guess bugs get corrected if some developer cares about them.

(That is, if you really want to have something fixed, find your local Clang developer consultant, and contract him to fix the issue. :wink: Of course, this is not only a problem for non-developers. This is sometimes a problem for me as an LLVM developer as well. Usually it is hard to fix issues in areas of the compiler I'm not familiar with.)

Regards,
Patrik Hägglund

Hi LLVM devs,

I am wondering how you handle bug entries and how I can attract the
attention of bugs I want to get fixed. Last time I followed an annoying
bug, it was closed by chance and an other developer pointed out, that by
the way my bug was fixed.

My two recent examples are

Bug 17862 - Support attribute deprecated for template alias
Bug 21629 - Warning "missing braces around initializer" causing problems
with std::array

Nobody commented on them, they seemed to be ignored. I don't know
whether nobody care, nobody has time, or whether the bugs are utterly
stupid.

Usually the root cause is that nobody has time.

-- Sean Silva