LLVM Weekly - #515, November 13th 2023

LLVM Weekly - #515, November 13th 2023

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News and articles from around the web and events

EuroLLVM 2024 has been announced for April 9-11 in Vienna, Austria. Volunteers are being sought for the program committee and student travel grants committee.

The call for proposals is open for the LLVM dev room at FOSDEM 2024.

Axel Obermeier blogged about building SciPy with Flang (discussion on this post is here).

Henrich Lauko wrote up an LLVM Dev Meeting 2023 trip report.

Herb Sutter provided a trip report from the Autumn ISO C++ standard meeting.

According to the LLVM calendar in the coming week there will be:

  • Office hours with the following hosts: Aaron Ballman, Alexey Bader, Phoebe Wang, Johannes Doerfert.
  • Online sync-ups on the following topics: Flang, pointer authentication, AArch64, GlobalISel, classic flang, OpenMP, C/C++ language working group, loop optimisations, floating pint, OpenMP for Flang, MLIR open meeting, PowerPC, SPIR-V.
  • For more details see the LLVM calendar, getting involved documentation on online sync ups and office hours.

On the forums

LLVM commits

  • The preferred project-wide casting style was documented in the coding standards. 18bb972.

  • RISC-V GlobalISel support is now at the point where SPEC2006Int can be executed, if compiled with O0 (though with many fallbacks). 9f6010d.

  • The FP cast constant expressions were removed from LLVM’s IR. 17764d2.

  • Support for the deprecated AMDGPU Code Object V3 was removed. 4428b01.

  • Type::getInt8PtrTy was removed (clearing a remaining TODO from the opaque pointer transition). 7b9d73c.

  • InstCombine can now infer the zext nneg flag. 5918f62.

  • The extended set of registers (EGPR) are now supported for X86 with APEX enabled. c9017bc.

  • The “WebKit” calling convention introduced for the long retired FTL JIT was removed. 6d1d7be.

Clang commits

  • The quality of diagnostics from the static analyzer’s ArrayBoundCheckerV2 was improved. 16ef4968d.

  • clang-format-diff now exits with a non-zero status if it detects formatting changes are needed, making it more convenient for use in CI pipelines. 68d618f.

  • The [[clang::coro_only_destroy_when_complete]] attribute was introduced. b7b5907.

Other project commits

  • std::experimental::observer_ptr was implemented in libcxx. 7a62bee.

  • std::basic_syncbuf and std::basic_osyncstream were implemented in libcxx. 7cc72a0.

  • The nfc-stat-parser.py script was introduced for BOLT, which will parse output from llvm-bolt-wrapper and detect individual and aggregate time/memory swings. 12c6625.

  • powf was implemented in LLVM’s libc. bc7a3bd.

  • Scalable vectors are now support in MLIR’s Python bindings. 96dadc9.

Sorry, Phoebe is not avaliable for her office time this time.

This seems somewhat out of date. :slight_smile: