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Re: gimple build interface

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Andrew MacLeod <> wrote:
> On 09/19/2013 09:24 AM, Andrew MacLeod wrote:
>> I think this is of most use to ssa passes that need to construct code
>> snippets, so I propose we make this ssa specific and put it in tree-ssa.c
>> (renaming it ssa_build_assign),  *OR* we could leave it general purpose and
>> put it in its own set of files, gimple-ssa-build.[ch] or something that
>> crosses the border between the two representations.
>> I'd also suggest that the final optional parameter be changed to tree *lhs
>> = NULL_TREE,  which would allow the caller to specify the LHS if they want,
>> otherwise make_ssa_name would be called. If we want to leave it supporting
>> both gimple and ssa, then anyone from gimple land could pass in a gimple LHS
>> variable thus avoiding the call to make_ssa_name....
>> Thoughts?
>> Andrew
> Anyway, here is a patch which does that and a bit more.  I didn't rename
> build_assign() to ssa_build_assign()..   even though those are the only kind
> actually created right now.   we can leave that for the day someone actually
> decides to flush this interface out, and maybe we'll want to pass in
> gimple_tmps and call them from front ends or other places... then it would
> have to be renamed again. So I just left it as is for the moment, but that
> could be changed.
> I also moved gimple_replace_lhs() to tree-ssa.c and renamed it
> ssa_replace_lhs(). It calls insert_debug_temp_for_var_def() from tree-ssa.c
> and that only works with the immediate use operands.. so that is an SSA
> specific routine, which makes this one SSA specific as well.
> Those 2 changes allow tree-ssa.h to no longer be included, it is replaced
> with tree-flow.h.   Some preliminary work to enable removing immediate use
> routines out of tree-flow.h include:
> struct count_ptr_d, count_ptr_derefs(), count_uses_and_derefs() also get
> moved to tree-ssa.c since those are also require the immediate use
> mechanism, and thus is also SSA dependent.
> This bootstraps on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu and has no new regressions.
> OK?

Can you move the builders to asan.c please?  From a quick glance it seems
to have various issues so it shouldn't be used (I wonder who approved them
in the end ... maybe it was even me).

ssa_replace_lhs sounds odd (a 'SSA' has a lhs?), but maybe it's just me.
I'd have chosen gimple_replace_ssa_lhs?

Anyway, it looks ok to me modulo the pre-existing broken builder stuff
(whether it's in tree-ssa.h or gimple.h doesn't really matter for that fact).


> Andrew

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