Plans to move to LLVM 6.0?


#1

Now that LLVM 6.0 is released, are there plans to move Julia to LLVM 6.0?


#2

There is this PR: https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/pull/26229


#3

Upgrading LLVM typically comes with a lot of additional work in tracking down performance regressions (compile-time and runtime). It is unlikely the cost benefit is in favor of upgrading LLVM for Julia 1.0 but after that, I am quite sure that LLVM will be upgraded quite quickly.

Edit: See link in post below for perhaps more up to date info.


#4

Looks like this might actually happen pre 0.7/1.0: https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia/pull/26398