LLVM Weekly - #480, March 13th 2023

LLVM Weekly - #480, March 13th 2023

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Welcome to the four hundred and eightieth 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 and events

Brian Anderson wrote a blog post on writing an LLVM backend for the Move language in Rust.

The next LLVM Bay Area meetup will take place on March 27th.

An in-person Women in Compilers and Tools meetup will take place on March 30th in Mountain View.

The next LLVM social in Darmstadt (Germany) will take place on March 29th.

According to the LLVM calendar (note the US is in daylight savings time already, so meeting times might be different for you than usual if you’re e.g. in Europe) in the coming week there will be:

  • Office hours with the following hosts: Aaron Ballman, Alexey Bader, Alina Sbirlea, Phoeba Wang, Johannes Doerfert, and Michal Paszkowski. Online sync-ups on the following topics: OpenMP, Flang, MLIR, RISC-V, and SPIR-V.
  • For more details see the LLVM calendar, getting involved documentation on online sync ups and office hours.

On the forums

LLVM commits

  • Debug info quality was improved for chains of inlined functions. 12a7aea.

  • Subregister liveness is now enabled by default for RISC-V. 365f840.

  • Common MCELFStreamer code is now used for RISC-V attribute emission. 989f3f0.

  • The LLVM_ENABLE_UNWIND_TABLES CMake option now just maps to the -funwind-tables flag. ced0327.

  • The recent changes to the Alderlake P-core scheduling model were reverted as the latency from the Intel document doesn’t reflect the worst case. 5c3c176.

  • Support was added for fli in the experimental RISC-V Zfa extension. 8a002d4, ada2641.

  • --function-signature is now enabled by default for --version 2 UpdateTestChecks invocations. fb309041.

  • TableGen gained !toupper and !tolower operators for changing the case of strings. d612a75.

  • TableGen’s support for positional matching was deleted, after a period of being deprecated. b87dc35.

Clang commits

  • clangd gained support for missing includes analysis. 2e82eb1.

  • The builtin type __svcount_t was added for AArch64. 07158c5.

  • Various tests were updated to use opaque pointers. a208742, ecf6508.

Other project commits

  • Initial RISC-V support was started for LLVM’s libc. f7e91f2, 9ca2fb8, 6f8dfee, 4d94a00, ac763b9, f1f052f, e9be85d, 6822156, cf90633c.

  • New SymbolFileJSON and ObjectFileJSON formats were introduced to LLDB, providing a simple way of specifying the mapping of addresses to symbol names in e.g. stripped binaries. cf3524a.

  • std::ranges::{min,max} was optimised for types that are cheap to copy. aff3cdc.

  • MLIR gained bytecode versioning support. 0e0b607.

  • Install targets were added for gtest. 0807986.