October 29
Hi all,
  Nicholas joined the LLVM dev meeting recently. There's been a discussion on SPIR-V, so for anyone following those developments, read this:
http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/cfe-dev/2018-October/059974.html

Cheers,
  Johan

October 30
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 22:28:38 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
> Hi all,
>   Nicholas joined the LLVM dev meeting recently. There's been a discussion on SPIR-V, so for anyone following those developments, read this:
> http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/cfe-dev/2018-October/059974.html
>
> Cheers,
>   Johan

The consensus was that it would be better to continue as an external project for the time being, but aim for better integration with LLVM (including getting some triples that we can work with) in the future.

I'm OK with this because they now merge LLVM trunk in regularly and have CI processes set up (gasp! ;) ). I will at some point soon (after I get over jet lag and a cold) change LDC to work with that and discontinue my backend.

The downside of going to the conference is that I now have too many things that would be cool to add to LDC: e.g https://github.com/wsmoses/Tapir-LLVM for OpenMP and other tech, on top of Microsoft's DXIL LLVM fork. Still it'll keep me busy.

Nic