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Re: PATCH: New hook for custom-mangling of C++ scalars

Ziemowit Laski <> writes:

> This is yet another fallout from my earlier AltiVec activity.
> Initially, I had a hook for custom-mangling of entire VECTOR_TYPEs,
> but Mark convinced me to custom-handle only the elements of vectors.
> So here goes.
> Bootstrapped, with no regressions.  OK to commit?

This is OK in principle but I must ask for a few revisions:

> +  /* Return a vendor-specific C++ mangling for TYPE, or NULL if
> +     default C++ mangling for TYPE should be used instead.  Only

> +      /* Enable AltiVec-specific name-mangling.  */
> +      targetm.mangle_scalar_type = rs6000_mangle_scalar_type;

This should be handled with an #undef and #define in rs6000.c, like
any other target hook.  That then permits you to make
rs6000_mangle_scalar_type static in rs6000.c.  (The types in question
are never used unless Altivec is enabled, so there is no need to turn
the hook off when Altivec is disabled.)

> +  if (type == bool_char_type_node) return "U6__boolc";
> +  if (type == bool_short_type_node) return "U6__bools";
> +  if (type == pixel_type_node) return "u7__pixel";
> +  if (type == bool_int_type_node) return "U6__booli";

Encoding "bool X" as a "vendor-extended type qualifier" is a little
weird, IMHO, but I don't have a problem with it.  They demangle to
"<type> __bool" (owing to the weird C++ convention of writing type
qualifiers after the base type, contrary to English, but never mind) --
the only way this is relevant to you is, the C++ parser had better
accept "int __bool" as well as "__bool int".

> @@ -1468,6 +1469,7 @@ write_type (tree type)
>     /* This gets set to nonzero if TYPE turns out to be a (possibly
>        CV-qualified) builtin type.  */
>     int is_builtin_type = 0;
> +  const char *vendor_scalar_mangling;
>     MANGLE_TRACE_TREE ("type", type);
> @@ -1501,6 +1503,13 @@ write_type (tree type)
>          case BOOLEAN_TYPE:
>          case INTEGER_TYPE:  /* Includes wchar_t.  */
>          case REAL_TYPE:
> +         /* Handle any target-specific scalar types.  */
> +         if ((vendor_scalar_mangling =
> (*targetm.mangle_scalar_type)(type)))
> +           {
> +             write_string (vendor_scalar_mangling);
> +             return;
> +           }

Write this like this:

          case BOOLEAN_TYPE:
          case INTEGER_TYPE:  /* Includes wchar_t.  */
          case REAL_TYPE:
            /* Handle any target-specific scalar types.  */
            const char *target_mangling
              = targetm.mangle_scalar_type (type);
            if (target_mangling)
                write_string (target_mangling);
          /* otherwise... */

> +@deftypefn {Target Hook} const char * TARGET_MANGLE_SCALAR_TYPE (tree
> @var{type})
> +This target hook should return a string denoting a vendor-specific C++
> +mangling for the given scalar @var{type}.  Only vendor-specific scalar
> +types should have vendor-specific manglings supplied for them.  For all
> +other scalar types (including built-in types such as @code{int} or
> +@code{float}), the target hook should return @code{NULL}, indicating
> that
> +the default C++ mangling scheme should be used.  The default target
> hook
> +will return @code{NULL} for all values of @var{type}.  This target hook
> +will not be used for non-scalar types.
> +@end deftypefn
> +

Needs a rewrite, mainly because the encoding for these types is
defined by the C++ ABI and therefore should be documented.  Also,
need to make clear that the target hook is expected to return a
pointer to static memory.  Suggest:

@deftypefn {Target Hook} {const char *} TARGET_MANGLE_SCALAR_TYPE (tree @var{type})
If your target defines any extended scalar types, define this hook to
return the appropriate encoding for these types as part of a C++
mangled name.  The @var{type} argument is the tree structure
representing the type to be mangled.  The hook may be applied to trees
which are not target-specific extended scalar types; it should return
@code{NULL} for all arguments it does not recognize.  If the return
value is not @code{NULL}, it is assumed to be a string constant, not a
string allocated with malloc.

Target-specific scalar types might be new fundamental types or
qualified versions of ordinary fundamental types.  Encode new
fundamental types as @samp{@w{u @var{n} @var{name}}}, where @var{name}
is the name used for the type in source code, and @var{n} is the
length of @var{name} in decimal.  Encode qualified versions of
ordinary types as @samp{@w{U @var{n} @var{name} @var{code}}}, where
@var{name} is the name used for the type qualifier in source code,
@var{n} is the length of @var{name} as above, and @var{code} is the
code used to represent the unqualified version of this type.  (See
@code{write_builtin_type} in @file{cp/mangle.c} for the list of
codes.)  In both cases the spaces are for clarity; do not include any
spaces in your string.

The default version of this hook always returns @code{NULL}, which is
appropriate for a target that does not define any extended scalar
@end deftypefn


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