Has the Microchip PIC16 experimental backend been dropped from v2.9?

There is a ~/llvm-2.8/lib/Target/PIC16/ backend in llvm-2.8. It doesn't appear to be present in llvm-2.9.

Has that backend been dropped?

Graham

Yes; commit message for r116190:
"Per discussion with Sanjiv, remove the PIC16 target from mainline. When/if
it comes back, it will be largely a rewrite, so keeping the old codebase
in tree isn't helping anyone."

-Eli

Has that backend been dropped?

Yes

Thank you. I hope that it does come back.