Flang Biweekly Sync - Notes from the January 8th, 2020 call

Flang team,

Here are the notes from the January 8th, 2020 Flang biweekly call.

Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions and agenda topics for the next call.

The next Flang biweekly call will be Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 8:30 AM Pacific Time. There will be no call on December 25th.

The next Flang Technical Community call is scheduled for Monday, January 13th, 8:30 AM Pacific Time.

Meeting logistics information is at the end of this email.

Thank you.

Gary Klimowicz


  • ECP Annual Meeting Feb 3-7

Session on LLVM, poster (Pat’s team), etc. Flang/LLVM Session Thursday pm.

  • Technical call agenda for next week: Discuss merging process
  • F18 development update
  • Flang development update


  • ECP Annual Meeting February 3-7, 2020, Houston Texas

  • The Compiler Will Help You! The LLVM Compiler Infrastructure in ECP, Thursday Feb 6, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Flang Community Technical Biweekly Call

  • No call was held on December 30th, except to confirm that there was no call.

  • The next call is scheduled for Monday, January 13th. Discussion about the process for uploading Flang to the LLVM monorepo will continue.

  • New Flang update

  • Peter Waller (Arm Ltd) is working on linearizing the commit history for pushing the results to the LLVM repo. Everything is public and ready to go, based on approval from LLVM community. Discussion about freezing flang-commits email list during this process.

  • Most of the discussion today was around the status and concerns about uploading Flang to the LLVM repository. This work is planned for early next week. Hal Finkel mentioned some conversations on the email lists that we need to be sure are addressed, and addressed by people besides Hal. (Rich Barton of Arm has already responded to these.)

  • See the detailed notes below for other Flang development updates.

  • Original Flang Dev news and updates

  • We will be providing access for additional committers to the project.

  • This should help with the queue of pull requests that are outstanding for Flang.

  • NVIDIA will continue to push fixes for GitHub issues to flang.

Where we can use your help

  • Topics for the biweekly calls and technical community calls.
  • Let us know if you have presentations or meetings relevant to the Flang community. We will publicize these in these notes.

**Details (**Updates below are in bold)