[Flang-dev] [llvm-dev] flang in llvm.org source tree

David Greene dag at cray.com
Mon Oct 15 16:21:51 EDT 2018


Yes, the projects are proceeding in parallel.  As far as I understand
things, development of "flang" will stop when "f18" reaches feature
parity.  You would have to ask the NVIDIA people for more information.
I'm just going on information presented at the Webinar a couple of
months back.

                           -David

Jack Howarth via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> Now I'm really confused as the 'flang' compiler here has lots of
> recent commits from the Portland Group...
>
> https://github.com/flang-compiler/flang/commits/master
>
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:54 AM David Greene <dag at cray.com> wrote:
>
>     Seems like this should also go to flang-dev so I'm adding it.
>     
>     "flang" is basically a legacy project. "f18" is the new ground-up
>     build
>     of a Fortran LLVM project. f18 is the thing that has the most
>     likelihood of becoming an "official" LLVM project.
>     
>     However, it's probably going to be a while before we get there.
>     For one
>     thing, I haven't seen any posts on flang-dev that talk about
>     making
>     changes to f18, proposing designs, etc. The development seems
>     completely opaque right now, which is unfortunate.
>     
>     I would like to see f18 become "official" sooner rather than
>     later, both
>     to open up development and to get better code sharing across
>     projects.
>     
>     -David
>     
>     Jack Howarth via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:
>     
>     > Is there a schedule for when flang will be merged into the
>     official
>     > llvm.org svn/git source trees instead of having to do standalone
>     > custom builds with additional patches?
>     > Jack
>     >
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