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LLVM 8.0.0 Release Notes
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These are in-progress notes for the upcoming LLVM 8 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 8.0.0. 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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Non-comprehensive list of changes in this release
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for adding a new subsection.
* The **llvm-cov** tool can now export lcov trace files using the
`-format=lcov` option of the `export` command.
* The add_llvm_loadable_module CMake macro has been removed. The
add_llvm_library macro with the MODULE argument now provides the same
functionality. See `Writing an LLVM Pass
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Special New Feature
Makes programs 10x faster by doing Special New Thing.
Changes to the LLVM IR
Changes to the ARM Backend
During this release ...
Changes to the MIPS Target
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Changes to the PowerPC Target
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Changes to the X86 Target
* Machine model for AMD bdver2 (Piledriver) CPU was added. It is used to support
instruction scheduling and other instruction cost heuristics.
Changes to the AMDGPU Target
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Changes to the AVR Target
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Changes to the OCaml bindings
Changes to the C API
Changes to the DAG infrastructure
External Open Source Projects Using LLVM 8
* A project...
Additional Information
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<>`_ section. The web page also contains versions of the
API documentation which is up-to-date with the Subversion version of the source
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