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Re: [RTL] Canonicalize commutative operations more

> This patch passes bootstrap+testsuite on x86_64-linux-gnu. Using the
> opposite arbitrary order in compare_commutative_operands_precedence
> (exchange x and y in the line with GET_CODE) passes as well. The
> simplify-rtx bit is because I get an infinite recursion otherwise.
> Surprisingly, that infinite recursion occurs only in var-tracking, and
> only for a single file in bootstrap+testsuite (not the same one depending
> on the arbitrary order). I am not sure that is the best place to break the
> recursion, but it seems to work.
> I don't really expect the patch to be accepted as is, but it seems good
> enough to start the conversation.

I'm rather with Jakub here, I think that arbitrary canonicalization as the one 
proposed here will probably be worse than no canonicalization in practice, 
because it will generate much shuffling.  If you need more canonicalization, 
then why not propose new, precise canonicalization rules?

Eric Botcazou

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