[Flang-dev] new Flang discussions?

Stefan Teleman stefan.teleman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 12:26:50 EDT 2018


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:20 PM David Greene <dag at cray.com> wrote:

> Roger, I share your concerns about lowering.  Higher-level Fortran
> constructs should be preserved as much as possible.  I am not familiar
> with how clang AST and tools work together.  Would it be possible to add
> elements to clang's AST that are only used by flang?  I expect the clang
> folks would object, which is why I suggested some common interface that
> tooling could use.  There may be language-specific pieces to that
> interface.
>

The existing Clang AST already contains elements that are language-specific
(C++ templates, Objective-C ARC, OpenMP, etc).

So I don't see why the clang folks would object to adding Fortran-specific
elements to the existing AST.

-- 
Stefan Teleman
stefan.teleman at gmail.com
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