Deprecate the BRIG/HSAIL front-end (Was: Re: [committed] doc: Remove HSAIL from Language Standards)

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Martin Jambor Jan. 26, 2021, 6:35 p.m.
Hi,

On Wed, Jan 06 2021, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jan 2021, Martin Jambor wrote:

>> Given that nobody bothered to update the FE to HSAIL 1.2 (which is 2.5

>> years old) and it is unlikely to have many users, maybe it is time to

>> deprecate the FE in GCC 11 (I guess it is not a promise to remove it in

>> 12), but that is a different question.

>

> I think I'd recommend that, yes.

>


I have discussed this with Pekka and we concluded that deprecating the
HSAIL/BRIG front-end is the right thing to do.  Therefore, I'd like to
propose the following patch to the documentation repo.  Is it OK?

Thanks,

Martin

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Gerald Pfeifer Jan. 26, 2021, 9:53 p.m. | #1
On Tue, 26 Jan 2021, Martin Jambor wrote:
> I have discussed this with Pekka and we concluded that deprecating the

> HSAIL/BRIG front-end is the right thing to do.  Therefore, I'd like to

> propose the following patch to the documentation repo.  Is it OK?


> +  <li>The front-end for compiling BRIG format of Heterogeneous System

> +      Architecture Intermediate Language (HSAIL) has been deprecated

> +      and will likely be removed in a future release.</li>


Please use "front end" for the noun, per codingconventions.html .

This looks fine with that little change.

Thanks,
Gerald

Patch

diff --git a/htdocs/gcc-11/changes.html b/htdocs/gcc-11/changes.html
index 9d2e4f29..a5dade94 100644
--- a/htdocs/gcc-11/changes.html
+++ b/htdocs/gcc-11/changes.html
@@ -58,6 +58,10 @@  a work-in-progress.</p>
       is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. It should be
       possible to use <code>--enable-cheaders=c_global</code> (the default)
       with no change in behaviour. </li>
+
+  <li>The front-end for compiling BRIG format of Heterogeneous System
+      Architecture Intermediate Language (HSAIL) has been deprecated
+      and will likely be removed in a future release.</li>
 </ul>