RFC: Java inliner

Andrew Haley aph@cambridge.redhat.com
Mon Jul 1 11:58:00 GMT 2002

Daniel Berlin writes:
 > On Mon, 1 Jul 2002, Andrew Haley wrote:
 > > Mark Mitchell writes:
 > >  > 
 > >  > The current inliner already has mechanisms for language-specific
 > >  > extensions.  If those can be used, or it can be easily extended so that
 > >  > they can be used, great.
 > > 
 > > Well I tried, I really did.  But the inliner we have at the moment
 > > uses C-private tree nodes to such an extent that I think it isn't
 > > possible without totally messing up the code.  I could replace every
 > > occurrence of these nodes with macros or function pointers, but the
 > > result would not be pretty.  The real answer in the long term is, of
 > > course, SIMPLE.
 > Is the java inliner usable in languages other than java (IE could we 
 > replace the current c-inliner with your java inliner)?

No, because C needs the special C tree nodes.

 > Or did you do the same thing, and create java specific nodes?

We use only the standard nodes.  However, the way we interpret a
couple of these nodes, such as BLOCK, is Java specific.


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