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Re: Help with creating a simple switch stmt in Gimple


Jeff Saremi <jeffsaremi@yahoo.com> writes:

> Does anyone have an example of how to create a simple switch statement in Gimple? I'm really confused by the CASE_LABEL.
> I know that to create a switch one can call gimple_build_switch() but then it requires one or more case labels (so far so good). But there seem to be no function that can create a case label. We have gimple_build_label() which may be the one however again i'm confused by the fact that this function takes an existing? label. Why would someone want to create a label for an existing label.

A CASE_LABEL_EXPR contains a reference to an existing LABEL_DECL.  A
CASE_LABEL is part of a GENERIC SWITCH_EXPR or a GIMPLE GIMPLE_SWITCH.
Either construct has a list of CASE_LABEL_EXPRs.  Each CASE_LABEL_EXPR
refers to a LABEL_DECL.  The LABEL_DECL should be defined elsewhere in
the function in front of whatever code should be executed for that case.
In other words, a GIMPLE_SWITCH is a multi-way goto.

To build a CASE_LABEL_EXPR, use build3.

gimple_build_label takes a GENERIC LABEL_DECL and constructs a
GIMPLE_LABEL.

Ian


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