Like C++? Not afraid of quirky build systems? Seeking LLVM co-maintainers

Matthew Garrett mjg at
Mon May 14 13:02:24 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 12:48:42AM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> On 05/13/2012 02:02 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> <snip>
> > From a purely practical perspective, the popularity of OS X as a 
> > development platform means that we're likely to see a gradual increase 
> > in the amount of code written to assume LLVM-specific functionality. 
> > People are just going to have to cope.
> I do not like this as a strategy. I feel it is necessary in the case of
> a core toolchain component to set some expectations early on. Those
> might be "Fedora welcomes everyone using LLVM for everything once Red
> Hat hires some folks to maintain LLVM on the same level as gcc" or
> whatever the wording needs to be. But we're not going to "just cope".
> What's going to happen is we're going to get bitten nastily.

Again, how is this different to any other niche toolchain component? I'm 
not in favour of people using LLVM purely because it's there, but where 
applications require its functionality the choice is either to use LLVM 
or not to ship that application.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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