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- From: Richard Earnshaw <Richard dot Earnshaw at arm dot com>
- To: Kenneth Zadeck <zadeck at naturalbridge dot com>
- Cc: gcc <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Steven Bosscher <stevenb dot gcc at gmail dot com>, "Bonzini, Paolo" <bonzini at gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 17:16:24 +0100
- Subject: Re: no_new_pseudos
- References: <email@example.com>
On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 12:10 -0400, Kenneth Zadeck wrote:
> I do not remember if it was stevenb or bonzini that observed that
> because of changes that came with the dataflow branch it is now trivial
> to get rid of no_new_pseudos. All of the sets can just go away, as well
> as the tests of it that occur in passes that only run before reload.
> For those few passes that can run both before and after reload, the test
> would be replaced with a test of reload_completed.
> I believe that the original purpose of this was to protect certain
> datastructures that had to be resized manually when pseudos were added.
> However, all of these are gone, and have been replaced with structures
> inside of df that are automatically resized.
> Does anyone think this is a bad idea? A grep for no_new_pseudos bears
> out that nothing is really going on here anymore.
There are 199 uses of it in the backends; compared to 32 in the front
So it is quite heavily used by MD code.
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