Proposal for merging scalar-storage-order branch into mainline

Eric Botcazou
Tue Jun 9 10:40:00 GMT 2015

> What's the reason to not expose the byte swapping operations earlier, like
> on GIMPLE?  (or even on GENERIC?)

That would be too heavy, every load and store in GENERIC/GIMPLE would have an 
associated byte swapping operation, although you don't know if they will be 
needed in the end.  For example, if the structure is scalarized, they are not.

> What frontends are affected?

The branch contains a working implementation for the C and Ada front-ends, and 
the beginning of an implementation for the C++ front-end.

Eric Botcazou

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