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Re: testing that a Gimple call argument is a string...

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM, Basile Starynkevitch
<> wrote:
> Hello
> I'm coding in MELT the ex06/ of
> which should typecheck calls to variadic functions json_pack & json_unpack
> from (a JSON library in C).
> I'm working on a MELT pass on Gimple/SSA after phiopt (maybe that place is wrong?)
> I don't understand well how to check that a given Gimple argument is a string.
> I was thinking of using useless_type_conversion_p or types_compatible_p on the TREE_TYPE of some POINTER_TYPE with char_type_node, but it seems to not work as I would expect
> How would you (in C++ or C for a 4.6) code such a test (that argument 2 of some GIMPLE_CALL is a string, ie. a char* in C parlance)?

You would look at the function signature of the function called, not at its
argument.  The argument can be a void * and still be a "string" (well, a pointer
to a string).  GIMPLE doesn't care about the actual type pointed to.

> (I'm coding in MELT, but I am not asking a MELT specific question; I have hard time understanding how that should be coded in C++).
> Or where is the typechecking for __attribute__((format(printf))) functions done in the GCC source tree?

> Regards.
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