[cxx-conversion] RFC - Helper types for building GIMPLE

Xinliang David Li davidxl@google.com
Thu Mar 14 16:19:00 GMT 2013

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Marc Glisse <marc.glisse@inria.fr> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Mar 2013, Diego Novillo wrote:
>> This patch adds an initial implementation for a new helper type for
>> generating GIMPLE statements.
> I hope you'll forgive the naive newbie question: why is the gimplifier used
> so little outside of the gimplification pass? For instance, after a call to
> fold in a gimple pass, we test valid_gimple_rhs_p and give up if it returns
> false, instead of trying to gimplify whatever fold returned. The connection
> with your patch is that generic trees are easier to build than gimple
> statements, so for a long expression one could imagine building a tree and
> having a single gimplification call at the end (the time wasted should be
> quite limited).

It also creates more garbage and increase ggc overhead?

> (Note that I encourage the efforts to simplify the gimple interface, I am
> just taking the occasion to ask a vaguely related question)
> --
> Marc Glisse

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