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Re: gimple build interface

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 4:08 AM, Richard Biener
<> wrote:
> 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?

No.  They don't belong there.  This is a high-level wrapper for the
low-level instruction builders.

> to have various issues so it shouldn't be used (I wonder who approved them
> in the end ... maybe it was even me).

Not really. I put it in and still need to flush it out a bit more.
I'll work on it.


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