LLVM Weekly - #458, October 10th 2022

LLVM Weekly - #458, October 10th 2022

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Welcome to the four hundred and fifty-eighth issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by Alex Bradbury. Subscribe to future issues at http://llvmweekly.org and pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to asb@asbradbury.org, or @llvmweekly or @asbradbury on Twitter.

News and articles from around the web

The 2022-2024 LLVM Foundation Board of Directors has been announced.

LLVM 15.0.2 was released.

The Women in Compilers and Tools October meetup will be in person in Los Altos CA on October 26th. RSVP on Meetup.

On the forums

LLVM commits

  • APFloat gained support for the E5M2 FP8 format. e28b15b.

  • Inefficiencies in PowerPC atomics code gen were addressed. 4ea121c.

  • RISC-V’s SExtWRemoval pass can now recognize sign extended values that come from arguments. ece4bb5.

  • Various additional tools were added to llvm-driver (which combines multiple LLVM tool into one executable). d5090cd.

  • The PlaceSafepoints pass was removed as it has no known users and additional work would be required to port it to the new pass manager. cb66e12.

  • The libFuzzer documentation was updated to note the fact that the original authors are no longer actively working on it. ec96aea.

Clang commits

  • The CLANG_ENABLE_OPAQUE_POINTERS CMake option was removed. This means it’s no longer possible to disable opaque pointers by default in Clang (though it can still be done via cc1 options). d785a8e.

  • The bugprone-suspicious-realloc-usage clang-tidy checker was introduced. 6d9eb53.

  • A fix-it hint was added for the -Wdefaulted-dunction-deleted warning. 1376c73.

  • Lowering of homogeneous aggregates in the MSVC AArch64 ABI was fixed. 2e1c1d6.

Other project commits

  • Flang now documents Fortran aliasing rules. 2253b06.

  • LLVM’s libc gained implementations of fork, rand, srand, waitpid, wait4, execv, execve, kill, strerror_r, and strsignal functions. e3638e8, 38b6f58, 995105d, 3f96581, 9015810, a9f95b7, 07793f9.

  • LLD’s Mach-O linker gained support for emitting “chained fixups”. 0d30e92.

  • The outline-shape-computation pass was added to MLIR. 9f77909.

  • The MLIR GPU transform dialect was introduced (initially moving two operations from linalg). 89bb0ca.