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LLVM 14.0.0 Release Notes
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These are in-progress notes for the upcoming LLVM 14 release.
Release notes for previous releases can be found on
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This document contains the release notes for the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure,
release 14.0.0. Here we describe the status of LLVM, including major improvements
from the previous release, improvements in various subprojects of LLVM, and
some of the current users of the code. All LLVM releases may be downloaded
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Special New Feature
Makes programs 10x faster by doing Special New Thing.
* ...
Changes to the LLVM IR
* Using the legacy pass manager for the optimization pipeline is deprecated and
will be removed after LLVM 14. In the meantime, only minimal effort will be
made to maintain the legacy pass manager for the optimization pipeline.
* Max allowed integer type was reduced from 2^24-1 bits to 2^23 bits.
* Max allowed alignment was increased from 2^29 to 2^32.
Changes to building LLVM
* ...
Changes to TableGen
Changes to the AArch64 Backend
* Added support for the Armv9-A, Armv9.1-A and Armv9.2-A architectures.
* The compiler now recognises the "tune-cpu" function attribute to support
the use of the -mtune frontend flag. This allows certain scheduling features
and optimisations to be enabled independently of the architecture. If the
"tune-cpu" attribute is absent it tunes according to the "target-cpu".
Changes to the ARM Backend
* Added support for the Armv9-A, Armv9.1-A and Armv9.2-A architectures.
Changes to the MIPS Target
During this release ...
Changes to the Hexagon Target
* ...
Changes to the PowerPC Target
During this release ...
Changes to the X86 Target
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* Support for ``AVX512-FP16`` instructions has been added.
Changes to the AMDGPU Target
During this release ...
Changes to the AVR Target
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Changes to the WebAssembly Target
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Changes to the OCaml bindings
Changes to the C API
* ``LLVMSetInstDebugLocation`` has been deprecated in favor of the more general
Changes to the Go bindings
Changes to the FastISel infrastructure
* ...
Changes to the DAG infrastructure
Changes to the Debug Info
During this release ...
Changes to the LLVM tools
* llvm-cov: `-name-allowlist` is now accepted in addition to `-name-whitelist`.
`-name-whitelist` is marked as deprecated and to be removed in future
Changes to LLDB
* A change in Clang's type printing has changed the way LLDB names array types
(from ``int [N]`` to ``int[N]``) - LLDB pretty printer type name matching
code may need to be updated to handle this.
Changes to Sanitizers
External Open Source Projects Using LLVM 14
* A project...
Additional Information
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<>`_, in particular in the `documentation
<>`_ section. The web page also contains versions of the
API documentation which is up-to-date with the Git version of the source
code. You can access versions of these documents specific to this release by
going into the ``llvm/docs/`` directory in the LLVM tree.
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